It has very simple and very practical advice:
“The thing is, it is never easy to know your friends in politics, but the only way to survive is to know your enemies. Those would be the groups whose very existence depends upon your demise. Friendships are transactional as they are situational. When your interests align with those of another faction, you are friends while you have some common interest. When conditions change, the friendship ends. Enemies are always enemies because who they are (is) the negation of you.”
Very easy to understand.
Posted this morning on ZMan blog: The same people have apparently gotten lazy in the justifications for NeoCon adventures. The new(old) reasoning for escalating involvement in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is so we can ‘fight’ them over there instead of in the USA. Sound familiar? This convoluted logic was used for Iraq after the WMD business ended up being nothing but smoke. They actually think we should believe that the Russian flag will be planted in Paris if we do not accede to their warmonger whims. This Red Dawn mindset continues to convince people that these political factions actually care about… Read more »
“Friendships are transactional as they are situational. When your interests align with those of another faction, you are friends while you have some common interest.” This is a point that needs spreading. I’ve met, online and personally, so many people who totally reject a politician who is 85% in agreement over the last 15%. I would think that requiring 100% agreement from all your contacts and alliances would lead to a disappointing life. 85% will do well until 95% comes along. Except for one issue, that is. I would never vote for any politician, even a 98% one, if he/she… Read more »
“Except for one issue, that is. I would never vote for any politician, even a 98% one, if he/she is a proponent of disarming the nation.” That makes sense. You have to draw the line on issues that are suicidal. 85% is pretty damn good. Right now the current set-up is about 15% the way I want it.