A CONSTRUCTIVE BOOK FOR THOSE WHO’RE MAD AS HELL: A Blueprint for a Government That Doesn’t Suck

By Wes Walker

It is sometimes easier, when people are entrenched in their politics, to find common ground on what they hate than on what they like.  If pollsters actually asked plain-language questions that mattered, for example, “What sucks?” could people maybe agree on an answer?

The most popular answer just might be “the way things are now” (i.e. status quo).  I’m not even kidding.  Could you find any level of government — anywhere — where people would say “these guys have got everything sorted out, I can’t think of any way to make it better.”

Of course the unity falls apart when you ask how they should fix it, but we can all pretty much agree that “something” needs fixing.

How can we build on that?  How about the idea that given a choice between making life better or worse for its citizens, the government should always choose “better”.  Sure, not everyone will define “better” or “worse” the same way, but we’re talking big picture here.

So, the Status Quo sucks, and needs fixing.  Got it.  So, now what?

The experts suck too.  Or at least some of them do, otherwise everybody would agree about what sucks and how to fix it.  The fact that they fight about what sucks and how to fix it means that at least some of them (maybe all?) are part of the problem.  Because they suck too.

So, if our experts (politicians, pundits, lobbyists and laymen, the whole bunch) suck at least half of the time, we’re gonna need a way to figure out what doesn’t suck.

We’ll have to do it the old-school way, by thinking for ourselves.  The experts are the experts for one reason.  They tell Joe Average that they do a special kind of thinking the rest of us can’t do for ourselves, and, like chumps, we let them.  So if we just “trust them” we won’t need to think or reason for ourselves.  Well then, how well has “trusting them” thing worked out so far?  Right, we already covered that.

What if I told you that most of these people aren’t any smarter than Joe Citizen?  Or if I said that any of us can think through the big issues we normally let them handle on our behalf?  If you can cut big issues down to bite-sized ideas, and get a good look at them, you can judge for yourself what the problems are, and how to solve them.

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