Part of the problem with brand loyalty in politics and a two party system

So, it has occured to me that the decision to politicize wearing PPE during a pandemic is impressively moronic. It also has occured to me that given that Trump is very likely a russian asset, it’s possible that Russia has been pushing the message of not masking to the US as a way to hurt the US.

On the other paw, long term, it might actually kind of help the US. I know plenty of conservatives who are smart enough to still wear PPE, so what it might be doing is weeding out the dumbest – one unfortunate thing about birth control is that it *encourages* the dumbest among us to be the most prevalent in the next generation – it’s kind of the opposite of evolution. Things like seeing who is dumb enough to buy the message that the media is lying to you and you should not wear a mask during a pandemic might actually act in a pro-evolutionary manner.

Anyway, this does kind of illustrate the problem with a two party system. People start building polarizing decisions around really stupid things. I realize this is very convenient in the case of the global warming debate – a few old guys get to get richer, then die before the rest of us have to face the consequences for their awful decision-making. Of course, in general that’s a problem that we have with the command and control axis on earth – the old folks who don’t have to suffer the consequences end up with the most power and making the most decisions. Then you add in a religion that teaches that as long as you have this one wacky belief it doesn’t matter what you do and you have a pretty good recipe for some pretty dystopian moments.

One Response to “Part of the problem with brand loyalty in politics and a two party system”

  1. bunne Says:

    1. – Make a bunch of flags with different colors and patterns
    2. – Scatter the flags in front of a gathering of people.
    3. – Hand out matching sleeve patches and needle and thread.
    4. – Tell everybody if they don’t pick a flag they will die alone and unloved.
    5. – Then tell them that the people with those “other” flags are obviously the enemy.
    6. – Bury the dead and harvest the wealth.




    God, we’re rubes.

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