The Politics 4.o Games are all about finding the best question before attempting to answer the wrong one. What a concept. Arguing over the answers to the wrong question is something one would do in Politics 2.o and 3.o. Recently, I came across this interesting question.
“Which four sides of the ideologically balanced table best align with the four kinds of love?”
To review, the four sides of the table are Thrift/Governance (TG), Thrift/Commerce (TC), Abundance/Governance (AG), and Abundance/Commerce (AC). No one side is better than the other, and in society, we need all four. There is a time to…
Politics 1.0 is violence. It’s how our animal brains react when we feel threatened. It is the fear that other tribes are going to tear away our possessions and freedom. War. Brutality. Aggression. Blood. Guts. Glory. Cue the rallying cry.
Politics 2.0 is the false dichotomy that one tribe is right, while the other is wrong. Or is that right and left? It is the notion that the opposing side is the enemy, and that we must block them at all costs — barring physical violence, of course, because we are a civilized people. …
Here’s a surprising convergence of personality profiles, motivation, and the four major ideologies in society through the exploration of personality profiles, the Japanese concept of Ikigai, and the Politics 4.o Games’ Ideologically Balanced Table™.
There are literally hundreds of personality profiles, many of them work in quadrants. The OCEAN personality test, which measures the five aspects of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, accountability, and nervousness has some of the best science behind it. In a massive study when people’s results were charted, they likewise fell into four primary clusters. What a coincidence. I like to think of them this way, do you…
All over the news media, (un)social media, and special interest group’s communications people are telling me what I should believe. They’ve got the answer. They know what I should do.
Here’s the thing: how do they know?
I think it’s just their opinion based on ideology, and the words other people are putting into their ears. Frequently, those words come out their mouths without for a moment stopping by their conscious minds. Hey, I have opinions from time-to-time, too. Some opinions I think are pretty darn smart, some turn out to be pretty stupid and even oxymoronic. We’re all human.
What can we agree on?
“We” as in all four-sides of the Ideologically Balanced Table™.
The world is a lot more complicated then right and wrong or right and left. Lots of pundits tell us to get out of our echo chambers, but seriously, the other echo chambers are even noisier.
We’re drowning in other people’s opinions on public policy, awash in the spin-cycle of recycled ideologies, a soggy mess of cherry-picked ideas and whitewashed facts mixed in with dark fears.
I don’t know about you but I’m tired of these RIFTS in our society: Rumor, Innuendo, Fake new, Trash…
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