Politically, we need a new way of thinking

Letter: Alfred Holden, White Bird

Political parties are a means of controlling the dialogue. It is about dividing constituents. It is not a matter of banner or colors you fly, or the order or association that you belong to. As all of us are defined by our prejudices and the special interests we fight for, we group together as bands for the protection of those interests. Human beings are by nature unpredictable. We are superstitious, emotionally unstable and fraught with irrational behavior at times. This is no part due to the traumas our genetics have experienced through the millennia.

Our cells talk and subconsciously remember those dislocations and interruptions that have made an imprint on our distant memories. We need to address our changing world with the means that allow us to survive the challenges that come our way. About triangulating the vicissitudes of the entropic forces that enable creativity to surmount those periods we call chaos. Being responsible in a political capacity is about meeting those challenges in a responsible and meaningful manner that allows each and every one of us to sustain our viability as a society. We need a new way of thinking. Whether we are able to achieve this is questionable as I have found that societies have changed substantially in a material and technological way but not socially. We still continue to find umbrage with our neighbors and those groups within our social framework that excite us. May the best party prevail.

Alfred Holden

White Bird

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