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Post #1247082

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pleasehello
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Date created
8-Oct-2018, 2:28 PM

Jeebus said:

pleasehello said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I think centrism is awful so I say it’s awful.

Yeah. Moderation and compromise is for chumps.

When one side is in the right, compromise is just as bad as being wrong. See: climate change.

Edit: This makes it seem like I think politics is about being “right,” it isn’t. I’m on mobile so I hope my meaning is clear enough. The answer is not always in the middle.

I think it’s extremely rare that one side is right on any issue. Climate change is one of those rare examples. But generally I think the best solutions are the ones where neither extreme walks away happy. Letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, resulting in stalemate is far less productive than a compromise even in which one who is “right” has to make a concession.

Even if we could all agree that climate change exists and humans are the main contributing factor, I’m not confident either side’s solution to combat it would be one that best balances the interests of both the people and the environment.