Part 2 can be found here if you liked Part 1. Besides her transparent hybrid car name drop, her philosophy is so universal and so incredibly appealing to a wide variety of people. Yet why is her party considered marginal? Truths, common sense, compassion, and not being afraid to look forward. That’s why I’ll always be a participant in promoting this type of thinking – it sounds after school special, but we all know it to be true. To appreciate and focus on being and not having. With disappointing and partisan politics surrounding the CBC news cycle, how isn’t this a breath of fresh air?
Whenever I postulate on politics, I automatically black and white my brain – left, right. Bleeding heart, no heart. Too much trust in government, too much trust in the free market. It’s not overly healthy, it’s from reading too much news and too much punditry. Gray is the new black, we know this.
However lately, I’m realizing that many “right-of-centre thinkers” are often too focused on (and idolize) the past. They also focus too much on having. The good old days when there weren’t a lot of people on the planet and you could have whatever you wanted, as long as you were white and rich. Sustainability-based policies aren’t afraid to look forward into our future. Opponents of “progressives” call these predictions apocalyptic fearmongering. Yes, some eco-friendlies wear their catastrophic hats, but it’s also true we worry about real impacts on millions of people. The future will be at least a bit scarycompared to now. Sorry guys.