Solt wrote:Politics is a must in a democracy. How else do you ensure that the right decisions are being made, that everyone is being included? If the president just "cut the bullshit" and "made sensible decisions" based on his beliefs, do you think he'd do a good job? No, he would alienate a lot of people for not considering their views. Before long people would be calling for his head.
"Cutting the bullshit" is fine if you are running a dictatorship where everything relies on one person. But in a society like ours, politics, however tiresome it may seem, is necessary to ensure it all works correctly.
While politics is a must, it would be nice if the idea of "considering others' views" didn't appear as only more bullshit. If the president (or another politician) would make a decision based on some amount of logic and then share that logic with the people, including their consideration of others' views and a reason for not taking those views, that would be what I define as cutting the bullshit. It would introducing transparency and make me a lot happier with politics.