Are people who want stricter gun regulations (mostly left leaning people who think gun related deaths are too frequent even though they are much more infrequent than other ways of dying) using the same logic (or fallacious reasoning) as people who want stricter immigrational policies (mostly right leaning people who think a small percentage of immigrants causing issues will cascade into something unmanageable)? Are both parties cherrypicking to further an agenda that is ultimately non relevant, but is only made relevant by blowing up the issue so largely that it can't be ignored any longer? I understand this might be the fundamentals of politics - picking your battle grounds and fighting for it - but isn't this missing the (bigger) picture?
I understand that your evironment will have a large impact on what type of ideological stance you'll have in life. You can turn from a socialist to a conservative and vica versa depending on life altering experiences. But don't most people ultimately agree on most things anyway? Doesn't it all become moot to squabble ovet these things?
I've come to think that society moves too slowly. But I also understand why: you're held up by your weakest (slowest) link. These demographics need to be able to adapt, too. They need to at the very least know what's changing and how it's changing. But this comes at a price. I already think knowledge bodies and technology are vastly outpacing societal progress creating an unbridgeable crevasse which will ultimately split up society anyway.
Maybe authoritarian regimes work better, like in China for instance, where what they say, goes. Maybe we're too fond of our freedom to be able to be obstructive without necessarily strong reprocussions.
Is democracy a waste of time? Will it be looked at as a barbaric way to organize society in the future? I slowly seem to think we're overly fond of gettig hung up on "petty" issues and should revamp the whole system, or, at the very least rethink how politicians shoud impact society.