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Thread started 08/09/18 9:06am

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The problem with politics is the Is-Ought problem in human nature.

This is known as Hume's paradox. David Hume was one of the leading philosophers of the enlightened periods. He said that are lives are ruled more by passions than by logic or facts. We must reign in passions to get to the nub that is truth.

Hume has the Is-Ought distinction. What Is a fact is one thing, but with that fact what Ought to be done with it? That's where we get political bubbles and tribes. The right tends to get this paradox much worse than the left.

Example: Taxes are high. So we Ought to cut them super low, even the Rich's because they pay the most in taxes and it would be morally unfair to play sides or the politics of envy. You just want to punish the rich because you don't like to see other successful people, that may show that you are a failure. From years of research tax cuts for the rich just do not work. You have spending problems which causes poverty, bad roads, infestructure breakdowns. And the Rich just do not invest it back into the productive economy. Right now they are just doing stock buy backs.

Hume guides on into an honest conclusion: Left is best.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #1 posted 08/09/18 10:40am

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Just the fact that in nature and science everything is always changing into another state and transforming, makes the human ideal of conservatism, of trying to keep things status quo, as simply... foolish.

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Reply #2 posted 08/10/18 8:11am

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Yea, they are against the statis Quo but for it at the same time. Only if they run shit.

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