Why don’t the debates have a huge screen for live fact-checking behind the “contestants”? Politics would benefit to feel the kick of truth bias.
The Swedish election is today, and I’m not very hopeful. My ream has been trailing in all the polls, and to top it off, the immigration opposing, semi racists, Sverigedemokraterna have been hovering just above the 4% needed to get into parliament.
The chances of watching the election with a couple of friends turning into a gloomy event are high, but you have to at least hope, right?
Martin was right of course, he’s more realistic and logical in his pre-analysis than I was. Me, I was hopeful — idealistic and perhaps a bit more tunnel-visioned than I’d like to believe. “We as a country can’t do this to people I like any more,” that’s what I told myself. It turned out that yes, we can do it even longer and now with the added uncertainty of bigots. Joy! Pardon me for believing more in treating citizens well than to keep costs down and cattle-prod those that are deemed troublesome. I don’t care that the economic growth is not faltering as much downwards as predicted when sick people are thrown to the wolves and our constitution is shredded. A country is more than it’s business, it’s all the citizens. All of them.
This fucking block system is useless. We need a better system. A way to force both sides to work together, to compromise and not just fuck the other over. Hate, injustice and ignoring other people you don’t agree with are not the solution.
(Except for Beatrice Ask, our ministry of justice. She’s an international economics drop-out without any clue about laws and ethics and, well anything at all really. A vapid waste of flesh. She’s also a scat muncher. I mean clearly, listen to her speak!)