My late father was a great proponent of what he called, “The Belly Flapping Principal”. Short version, nothing changes your perspective and motivation like hunger.
So now WSF is tripping down the road of Presidential election politics. Why not? All the cool bloggers are doing it.
Many people see their financial lives eroding. The older ones see their children and grand children struggling. The “millenniums” sense they are screwed. Lots of belly flapping going on now, and lots more on the horizon. People want answers. They want solutions.
Bernie Sanders promises relief using other people’s money. Trump promises to, “Make America Great Again”.
All of the other candidates are offering, “Same shit, different day”. First order of the day is protecting the vested interests.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln
Of course Abe lived in an age without sophisticated “spin doctors”.
Where will it all end? Damned if I know. Lots of people a whole lot smarter than me can’t answer that question.