It’s true. Different professions have wildly divergent opinions of- and interaction with reality. Authors being the true outliers from the more normative scientists and historians. Though, truth be told, historians’ interactions with reality are unfortunately and unavoidably also a bit loose.
I’m told by people who use Reddit for this sort of thing that this is, in fact, how it works. So, live within reality, not your fantasy world where altruism trumps self-aggrandizement. Work within the system and be successful. Almost nobody has ever denied the system and ended up successful. Even those that seemed to have done so have, in actuality, gamed the existing system to garner success, thereby changing that system.
US Political Parties & Their Mascots
Yep! Just as the Democrats have their jackass and the Republicans have their elephant, the “third parties” should have mascot too… the unicorn. It’d be perfectly in keeping with the nature of such things.
Face it, nothing is more appropriate as a mascot for any of the fringe parties, i.e., anything except the Democrats and Republicans, in America than that most fantastic of the fantasy creature, the unicorn since they’ve as much chance of making a measurable difference in American politics as Kim Kardashian does of catching a unicorn.
NOTE: The above is in the context of national politics. Members of any of the various “other” parties in America can and do get elected at municipal and even occasionally state levels.
In my opinion this is fundamentally because there’s no real difference except by degrees of intensity between the parties. Libertarians are essentially just more extreme and less practical versions of Republicans and Socialists and Greens are just more extreme and less practical versions of Democrats. None of them have specific, different agendas and platforms than the “real” US political parties.
Truly! How can they be different from the “Big Two?” Every candidate at the higher levels of politics is expected to have a position and preferably policy on every issue. This means that, unlike Britain and other more parliamentary governments single issue parties can’t exist and all the parties end up coming down on one or the other sides of the fence. This makes any parties other than the Democrats and Republicans extraneous at best, and makes their success a fantasy.
Reality is more than little rough right now and looking like it’s going to get rougher before it gets better, if it even will get better. Sounds like a good time to take a short, restorative break from it.
There we all go. Nothing’s a better break from reality than a transforming VTOL snail with jet turbines. Enjoy! 😆
Many members of Mankind, especially the sheltered individuals in the Civilized World cling to the fantasy of coexistence and mutual respect for- and tolerance of other faiths and ideologies.
The Muslim Version Of Coexisting
Of course this fantasy is dashed to pieces upon the jagged rocks of reality wherever and whenever Muslims are encountered because, to a Muslim, coexistence is a most grievous sin. Islam requires that Muslims coexist with others only for so long as it takes them to either convert them, subjugate them, or eradicate them.