The largest political issues are really just between two states of the human condition. One political party for life and one for death.
Life and Death
Healthcare: Have it and live, or die without it. You either have it when you need it or you die. Let’s stop talking about it like we don’t know what it means. If you deny people health care you are sentencing them to death. So moving forward just say you are Pro Death so we clearly know your position.
Foreign Wars: Oil and weapon sales are a way to make money for the rich. No one cares how many young people have to die just as long as the cash flows. Just say you don’t care about young people dying by the hundreds and let’s move on.
Police State: A way to strip people of their rights so the government can have less resistance while they rob you blind with tickets. It doesn’t matter that untrained officers with no knowledge of the constitution are randomly killing people. Just say you don’t care about rights, the constitution, or the rule of law, and move on.
Abortion: Who cares if women die due to medical emergencies! All that counts is that strangers, with no connection to that woman or family, have the deciding say in what happens between them and their doctor. Who cares if they die as long as that 3rd person gets a good night’s sleep knowing they are morally justified despite living a less-than-stellar life.
Opioids: More money for the rich pharmaceuticals and the handful of people running them. It doesn’t matter if children are orphaned because it makes money for people already 100 times richer than the average middle-class worker. Who cares if people die just keep it coming, we have stock options that need feeding.
Job Losses to Machines: Who cares if people are working or not, all that matters is the company’s bottom line. The rich need more money and metal slaves are the next best option. Why can’t we just say we don’t learn from our past and move on?
Racism Nightmare: We know that people of color are earning less pay for the same work, we know for a fact that lower incomes lead to impoverished neighborhoods, and we know that poor communities have higher crime rates and food deserts. We know for a fact that poor food choices lead to nightmarish medical conditions so, instead of pretending that racism isn’t real just admit that you like having an advantage at the cost of human lives. Admit that it’s better to be above than equal, no matter how many children suffer in poverty.
Absurd Education Debt: Young people make great targets for lifelong debt so, give them an expensive education for jobs that pay a fraction of what they were told. The rich need that long-term cash flow on the back of your children. They need a cash-strapped desperate worker willing to do anything for little to no wages in return. No dignity, no future, no hope just a 50 hour a week zombie. Say it like it is.
Child Abuse on all Fronts: Clergy, politicians, celebrities, and people in positions of authority rape children daily. They can’t even be arrested when caught. But what about the children? Why no outrage? Why no change? Because we value the people with power and money far more than we value children. Why not just say it the way it is?
When I watch the news I do it through a bullshit filter because I know behind every political argument is someone getting paid. We are not only fighting for the life and death of our citizens but the very life and death of the world.