Why many many people end up voting for unhinged fascists.

Journalist: What are your thoughts on X?

Politician: Well let me say this, X is an important issue and I think there needs to be debate about it.

Journo: But what are your thoughts, are you for X or against it?

Polly: It is a complex issue and we take this matter seriously, and that is why I encourage the whole of the nation to engage and to participate in the dialogue.

Journo: How about starting the dialogue now and stating your beliefs on this matter.

Polly: OK, well we here in government…

Journo: Hang on, the government has been kicking X down the road for the last seven years, what is your position on the matter?

Polly: My position is the government’s position.

Journo: But your government doesn’t have a position.

Polly: Yes we do, we are actively engaged in our communities and having that dialogue.

Journo: But that’s not a position.

Polly: Well in a democracy all voices need to be heard.

Journo: But the public opinion on this matter has been known for years, an overwhelming majority of the population support X.

Polly: Our party has a long tradition of not reacting to the whims of whatever is popular as drummed up by the spurious polls conducted by the media for mere sensationalism. We have principles, we are not a populist party.

Journo: In terms of principles, where do you stand on the matter of X?

Polly: Look, in principle we support the concept of X, but the cost of X to taxpayers is something that needs to be taken into account in any dialogue on this matter.

Journo: So principles are overridden by economics.

Polly: I didn’t say that.

Journo: Didn’t you? What did you say then?

Polly: Look, I have answered your questions and there are others here…, next?



Friday 6th November 2020, 4:25am

Too close to call.

While the world waits, for who will get the 270 electoral college votes needed to be President, life goes on and the media needs to report stuff. Stuff for us to consume. We hunger for it. It’s nibblies at the moment while we wait for the result of this “unprecedented” and “most important election of all time[Journo speak]. The main meal is coming. 

There is a lot of wondering. Wondering if the incumbent will leave the White House even if he loses fair and square as decided by the courts. Wondering if he will sign pardons for himself and others between now and January 2021. Wondering what the hell is in store for the US and the world in 2021. Wondering even if the democrat candidate takes the seat, how on earth does America overcome the ugly red blue polarisation that looks neatly geographical on the election outcome maps shown on TV, but as we know, is actually an untidy divide that exists between people who live on the same streets and even in the same families? It’s not geopolitical, it’s personal. The ununited states.

Is the main meal civil war?