Donít these ideologies describe and justify the partyís beliefs?
A. Yes, and that is valuable to know.
But formulating and discussing ideologies is easy. The
hard part is functionality. That is the candidate's capacity to
size up a problem and design a solution.
Q. Donít these ideological thinkers
over-generalize how they will change the nation just
to show a brief overview on how they will help us?
A. No. They frequently dodge
important questions because they don't know the answers.
Q. Arenít a majority of the political
campaign speeches from the heart because they wish to make
America a better nation? By discussing present day issues and how
to resolve them, isnít that enough sentiment from the presidential
reaction to most campaign speeches is boredom. That should
be a significant indicator that we have a problem. The speeches
lack real substance about the core issues.
Q. Do you believe that the film
Hiroshima is an allegorical tale of what is happening in
present day government as well?
It illustrates, among other things, that when the people do not
have control of their government, they pay a terrible price.
Q. What exactly are you trying to
suggest about our former president
Clinton in these miscellaneous assassinations during his term of
story was not intended to say anything about former President
Clinton. It was offered as a dramatic example of the insanity
surrounding modern day government.
Q. You feel that you should not blame
others for the dysfunction, but arenít they responsible for
causing the dysfunction to arise in our society? Especially the corrupt
politicians that exist today?
A. Punishment is not a
solution. Much of the time it
provides little or no deterrent to wrongdoing. As a
society, we spend an inordinate amount of time, money, and energy on
punishment. Many societies and individuals view us as cruel.
A good reference is the book
Discipline: From Compliance to Community by Alfie Kohn.
Q. Havenít the traditional methods, such as the Civil Rights movement, and
the Berkeley protests, established rights for some citizens?
A. Yes. But the concept of mindful
activism serves to educate as well as promote. Values
are important, but our people must understand that there are better
ways of doing things.
Q. Arenít the ones who are already
running for presidency self-motivated and isnít this also
possible to achieve for any citizen?
A. We need much more than
self-motivation. People need the opportunity to choose
from a wide selection of candidates, each with a unique array of
personality qualities that are presented without the intervention of a
group of middlemen to obscure our perception.
Q. Isnít the "high energy" vital to any
campaign because it motivates the people to become involved
in present day politics? How does this affect who can run for
can be directed in a variety of ways. It can be mindless
ranting or mindful problem solving. We need leaders who would
rather solve problems than play political games. Giving all of
the people a voice in government would inspire their enthusiasm about
the political process.
Q. You say
that campaign money and paid political advertising are
"like buying votes." How is this true when voters have the
ability to choose who they want to believe?
A. Primarily because there are usually
only two candidates who have any chance of winning.
And those candidates have big money and elaborate organizations behind
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