Thursday, January 4, 2018
The problem with reactionaries
Problem 1: the study of political problems is fiendishly complex.
Problem 2: people react to complexity by throwing up their hands and demanding simple solutions, (communism, monarchy, fascism).
Problem 3: simple solutions don't work. Only fiendishly complex solutions work.
Problem 4: no one is willing to take the time to understand a complex solution with many weird interlocking parts. They object to any one solution on the grounds that it needs support from other solutions to work.
Problem 5: the only way to design a comprehensive solution with many interlocking parts is one solution at a time.
So people reject the only method of problem solving that works.