Wednesday, February 18

What do politicians do, in situations like this current crisis, when presented with questions such as how to proceed?

Politicians realize that it is both extremely difficult to accurately predict what to do, and potentially detrimental to their carriers should they act incorrectly. So, the first thing you have to understand is partisan politics. There are ideologies coming at you from the left and the right. These ideologies are interpretations of the actual situation with the proper spin applied to influence public opinion to one side or the other. Now, everything has limits, and you don’t know when you’ve reached or overstretched those limits without perspective. When I say everything, it means everything in my understanding including my understanding. So you have to step outside of your comfort zone. Now, if I don’t understand something as monotonous as lawn maintenance (why is my grass yellow?) or something as empirically observable as the cuttlefish (which is really a mollusk), how could I concede there could be nothing completely beyond my understanding? I’m not talking about advanced physics or even proper sentence structure (yes writing resource people, I don’t know what an adjective is or why its curtail to a sentence, but tell me again so I can promptly forget it). I’m talking about things beyond the natural world. God is a perfectly good example. You can’t explain such an unlimited concept with our limited concepts. Explain to someone, using the seemingly unlimited concept of omnipotence, that God is all powerful. That sly individual will then cleverly ask “Well can he create a bolder so heavy that he couldn’t lift it?” So now you’re trapped into negatively defining the concept of God, with something like He is not conceivable, not changeable, indestructible, and without beginning or end. Oh, but now by golly, he is unknowable, without faith by any means, and still beyond complete understanding so how should one come to know Him? And that, my friend, is what those politicians do.


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