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On becoming more tolerant of those I disagree with


Im left of centre, which puts me in the minority of those that post here. Theres a saying in the uk "The older you get the more right wing you become.". Thats kinda true for me me but a more accurate phrase for me would be "The older you get the more sympathetic you become of those in power and the difficult choices they face" which lets face it is not as snappy.

WAR CRIMINAL! This gets shouted at every political leader in the western world. But the reality is either you get blamed for bombing the shìt out of some country killing kids or if you do nothing you get accused of turning your back on the oppressed and allow an atrocity to happen.

The fact is there are no win situations which the most powerful people in the world face. Theres political diplomacy where you have to deal with unpleasent people, have to way things up and get that oil deal at the expence of human rights horrors. Its grim and im not suggesting those in power should abandon ethics - but I believe people should take a step back from their bias partisan politics and try and not be so blinkered. Let the voice of reason rise above it all. That doesnt mean you should let your political opponents get a free pass. Try and be reasonable rather than jingoistic.
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The self righteousness thing drives the Left as such. I grew up being aware of and hating the self righteousness of the churchy types because all they are is klan types, right? They are nice guys in this respect, compared to commies, proggies, liberals, etc.
Its just amazing

So, the practical benefit of any policy or endeavor is the payoff

Color me materialist
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Any authoritative structure we have historical or current knowledge of, that lasts for generations, tends to corruption.

Fiefdom building, insider deals, nepotism - we have standard words and phrases for many of the oft-repeated sins that appear to be part of human nature, and that affect and infect orgs over time.

An outsider who is critical is vital to keep any org anything like honest.

Thus, a court jester proved to be a good thing beyond immediate entertainment value. When court jesters existed as such, they knew that to critique an authoritarian required a delicate touche sometimes.

After all - a King could harm you along a big spectrum. He could simply leave you slightly less popular and successful, or go so far as having you tortured and killed.

Jesters have evolved from medieval Europe and Britain into a variety of comedic roles, including late night comics.

US leaders dont kill them, and can't even harm their careers. The only ones todays leaders listen to in both Parties are those who, like those OG Jesters, know how to talk to them.

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