"I would argue we are in the phase now where apathy and that disinterest needs to be addressed, so the successful parties of the future will be the one's that figure out how to make their arguments, blunt criticisms, without mirroring the familiar opponent techniques."
A brilliant take on where politics in Canada and elsewhere is headed; those who seize the trend first will be the biggest winners, but if my analysis is correct, that win really is going to translate more broadly into social benefit.
Politics is like music, or products - there are eras of the tune that rise and fall, with only the enduring bits carrying on to inform what comes next. Ragtime is my favourite example because the rise, fall and transition of Ragtime into Jazz and beyond beautifully mirrors the change of an era:
Of something beginning,
An era exploding,
A century spinning
In riches and rags,
And in rhythm and rhyme.
The people called it Ragtime..."
We're at the beginning of such an era of change now: listen to that Ragtime, indeed.
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