Ok so I honestly know very little about the economy and what policies improve the economy. The economy seems like the foremost debate in the upcoming elections. Because I don't have much specific knowledge about the economy and the issues in this election, I can view things a a neutral observer. I see things like this:
America is becoming too polarized. It's either this or this, one or the other. People associate themselves with groups (political parties) and become more concerned with winning than anything else. There's too much basing in campaigns, and not enough learning. Candidates are too afraid to change their views as their knowledge increases because they'll appear "weak" and "indecisive". They're too concerned with fitting an "image" to get votes instead of doing what is most productive. America can't get anything done now because we're too divided. The split between groups has intensified and it now seems to have much more of a detrimental effect on politics and the state of the country in terms of international affairs. If we can't get anything done in our own country, how can we expect to function in the world? Roads are falling apart, states pass laws that make bullying legal, and our education system is an absolute JOKE. The point of public education was originally to educate voters so they could make intelligent decisions, but now that's not happening. Schools want to move everybody through rapidly and don't really care about the end result. Manipulative students can glide through high school and make it to college without any change in their thinking. I see if from first hand experience. In college, I have no idea if that's possible, because I'm still in high school, but I have a feeling it is to a lesser degree.
There's a separation between education and real life. People don't apply what they learn in school with what they do in real life. Kids in high school take rhetoric classes, but they fail to see how manipulative political campaigns are. We're taught in history classes about the detrimental effects of resisting change, discriminating against groups of people, and splitting into 2 political parties, but as soon as school ends we hate on progressive views, view people as inferior based on their opinions, race, and religion, and identify as democrat or republican. Not everyone does all of these things to a high degree, but enough people do at least one to a small degree that it has a profound effect on our community.
The ultimate goal of humanity is to innovate, improve quality of life, and discover. We can see it by observing the course of history. We started in caves. We began writing, doing math. We built empires. Now, we have the computer, space exploration, and advanced medicine. When we start fighting within out own countries, continents, and world, we stop advancing. Really, the only way we're going to get out of the hole we've dig ourselves into is if we STOP FUCKING FIGHTING BASED ON OUR VIEWS AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON WINNING. Democrats, republicans, you're both fucking wrong. Equally wrong, but wrong. By making it a competition, by us as citizens endorsing the competition, you're slowing progress. Don't get me wrong, I love competition, but PRODUCTIVE competition. Between sports teams, companies, and individuals. Productive, practical competition leads to innovation. Destructive competition that becomes about just winning undermines the point of competition and in basic terms, fucks everything up.
"there's a certain point where it neither looks good nor functions properly...that's when you know you look steezy" -no_steeze