Arthur asked 11 months ago

Is "politics as entertainment" something healthy?

Arthur

Is "politics as entertainment" something healthy?

no, i think that view trivializes the impact that politics has on people's lives

I guess so, I think Jon Stewart was doing good stuff..

That's just cynicism disguised as a "political view". It stops being funny when you begin to realize public policy decisions have a real life consequence on actual people. Also, fuck "libertarians" (neo-fudalists), if anarchy was a workable economic model they should go live in Somalia.

No, look at America - it's devolved into a sporting event, the presidential election has turned into the Super Bowl, and all the majority of people care about is their 'team' winning and not about issues and certainly not about people suffering no matter who wins