How Should You Vote?
"Robber’s cave is used to make people make a dumb choice between two bad choices invoking stupid appeals to ‘lesser evil’ fallacies whilst you get shafted by both (all) sides and never look for common ground or shared solutions"
My personal approach is to identify my “ideals” then vote in a practical way that gets me closest to those ideals. Sometimes the route isn’t as clear as we would like it to be, and we need to be more practical in our approach.
A great example are the friends I had who supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary. When he wasn’t selected as the nominee, they didn’t vote for president. Based on their expressed ideals, their abstaining from voting was quite possibly a significant factor in the following four years going in the opposite of their ideal direction.
The whole thing to me is like a person who’s favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner is Turkey. They arrive late to dinner to discover that the turkey is gone. Do they choose the next best things on the menu, or do they simply not eat?
Correction in the LAST LINE: '... because of a lack of real STATESMEN...'
These days one basically votes for the same ideal, whether someone is 'left', right, or even centred; because everyone is basically the same in their ideals...
Politics are also a game of compromises where the ruling and the opposition parties will always have deals with one another...
Nothing can really be changed for the better because money -- and not ideals -- have the loudest voice.
In politics one should rather strive for a near 50/50 situation between the opposition and the rulers -- in a binary system like the USA, or a 33.3/33.3/33.3 situation in a tripartite system, or a 25/25/25/25 in a quartile system, ... etcetera.
Politics have completely degenerated because of a lack of real statesman with real ideals...
Pieter J (PJ)