Should the elections in another country be of any concern to us, here in Australia? If the country is the United States, the answer is yes. The Primaries are six* months away, and it is over a year to the Presidential General Election. We are not citizens of the US and cannot vote, so, it may be that we cannot influence the voting decisions by the discussions we have here.
Most western countries that follow a democratic system of government have two major parties, named differently, but have the clear division. Such as:
▹Right wing vs Left wing
▹Conservative vs Socialist
▹Republican vs Democrat
▹Liberal vs Labor
▹Conservative vs Labour
I’ve seen a newer usage (of an older term) among those who used to be conservatives–they refer to themselves as Anti-Communists. If we consider the factors that go into voting decisions, I think there is a far simpler way to differentiate between the two major divisions of political parties and their voters.
Those whose loyalty is to their country and what is best for its citizens. They care about how to use the resources of the country to benefit the people who live in it. Individual freedom and liberty are important. They would be opposed to any systems based on Communist principles. They are also good world citizens and care about those around the world who need help. But free from the globalist interference.
For these Patriots (Conservatives/Anti-Communists) coming from the western traditions influenced by Christianity, they have three main priorities: Faith, Family and Work.
Their Christian values mean that they are pro-life (anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia). The focus on Family means a marriage between a man and a woman who would be father and mother to their children. There would be, as the Bible states, just two sexes: male and female (with no transitioning options). Work would be important too, so that they could provide for their families.
Those whose allegiance is to the globalist agenda. They are either dictators who use fear and intimidation tactics to control the public, or they are stooges of the Great Reset tyrants and do their bidding. In turn, they receive some kind of benefits and payments for their service. It is about self-interest. They are prepared to betray their country and fellow citizens for ill-gotten gains from the UN, WEF and similar agencies.
As we follow what has already been happening in the US, many in the blog audience may have picked their preferred parties and candidates. They may have made decisions about who is right and who is wrong, who should win and who shouldn’t. But what are the standards we draw on to make our decisions?
Over the next 16 months, we will watch the race for the White House. Have we already selected the one we would like to be the winner? If yes, have we applied any criteria to the person we believe should be the next President of the USA? Or is it just a predetermined decision? A bias? An unconditional favourite? A subjective preference?
If you have already decided that a candidate in the race is The One who deserves to be the 47th President of the US, that is fine. However, if you are a person who is using a critical evaluation process with evidence, facts and reason while sifting through available information, then this might be a thread for you. Over the past three years, my views and opinions have changed as I have been taking in news and input from varied sources. I have analysed what I have come across, thought about it, and wondered what is the truth of each item. The bits and pieces, like a jigsaw puzzle, tell a story.
All candidates vying for the chance to win are human beings and therefore not perfect. So they will all have failings. But of these flawed candidates, who would be the best to be the leader who is in charge of the United States and, by extension, in a very influential position for the rest of the world?
Those who want to post the US election-related comments on the Open Threads can continue doing so. Those who want to join in these threads (planned as a series) can join in. I have no idea what lies ahead in terms of this blog or my own commitments, but as long as we have this platform to post on and if my own time schedules permit, I will be sharing information and opinions on this site.
[Edit: *The Iowa Republican presidential caucuses will be held in mid-January, earlier than in the past.]