Author Topic: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion  (Read 821 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:29:40 pm »
The problem with facts is there very few of them. Most decisions we have make are based on uncertainties which may be expressed as probabilities at best.

Sure, but even expressing reality as you have here is tantamount to advanced calculus in today's political discourse.

People are generally unable to empathize with people who have different values and that is why the echo chambers have evolved. Much of the divide between the left and the right comes down to values and the relative priorities used to resolve inevitable conflicts between values.

And yet these same people insist that there is a 'Canada' with 'Canadian Values'.  Separating out an area in which details can be discussed, and trade-offs can be proposed would be a sea-change and huge leap in actually making 'politics' where before there was grandstanding.