A neat little piece by Brian Dijkema at Cardus about politics. I tend to see things a bit too black and white, but here he asks us to consider what choices we have:
When we come to political solutions, it is important to note that it could be done otherwise. Even if we agree on the end of a particular political issue—public education or the accountability of trade unions, for instance—there are almost always multiple ways to address and achieve that end. The most basic negotiating exercises still allow for a wide variety of solutions.
Like it. He doesn’t ask us to discard politics, but rather to see what else can be done, alongside, as well. I have never liked the binary nature of politics though. Bad rhetoric doesn’t sit well with me. And you get a lot of that in politics these days.