Distinct from the founders of Western freedoms, however, those who were willing to fight and die for their beliefs, some fear humanity has entered an age of moral relativism. Why? Because representatives regularly choose to change their message when a population shifts.
Network media has grown so accustomed to this game of politics, this idea of government as a day job, that it seems normal to jockey conditions affecting the biological needs of people like the ball on a football field. But to others, observers who may live further down the chart on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, politics is not a game show, not a point system to be tabulated using mathematical models: it is a matter of life and death.
When elected officials so blatantly alter their core principles to match those of a majority, it seems to viewers like deception, not representation. Some Americans expect human values to be fixed.
This expectation may be based upon the notion of divine perfection, a static concept of God.
To some Democrats, particularly those educated in legal and technological fields, who spend their time turning concepts into variables, simplifying complex systems with logic and algorithmic equations, this notion can seem archaic.
They have been educated by implications of general relativity and quantum mechanics, theories of environment which highlight more mysteries than certainties, creating an atmosphere of daily discovery but also of constant experimentation and hypothetical revision.
As a result, despite occasionally altruistic intentions, Democrats often fail to convince many religious Americans that their values are compatible, that their morals are fixed, that they are not deceivers.
Skepticism about science inhibits curiosity. Scientific principles are like magic decoder wheels, passed down from generations of human survivors. Whenever and wherever pastors and professors seem to be at war, citizens becomes confused, manifesting a collective problem with authority, jeopardizing the survival of our civilization.
Public servants often seem overwhelmed by the diversity of opinions they are commissioned to represent. In this age of social media, unfortunately, democratic government once again is reverting to a familiar pattern of might-makes-right, except that, this time, in our era, the highest attention goes to the greatest victim.
When it is the squeaky wheel who gets the grease, there is little incentive for Americans to display the transcendental self-reliance of other political eras. Instead, there is great incentive for citizens to get louder and louder, to participate in a culture of complaint.
The H Bond Theory is a logical principle founded in science of the twenty-first century, intended to repair policies of those corporations and governments whose charters were commissioned during academic eras of the past.
Among those proud souls whose psychological profile prevents participation in this growing trend of institutional martyrdom, far too many are taking their own lives, occasionally committing mass murders, more often submitting to drug-addicted suicides.
It is no wonder that many voters, having lost faith in a system that seems to demand personal failure, that parents its constituents so poorly, that disciplines its brothers and sisters so inconsistently, seek refuge in those leaders whose message is the most top-down, whose ideas sound the most black and white.
This is the manner in which democratic parties of every nation cyclically lose supporters to the far right: the failure to possess, to teach, and to administrate any value system which feels fixed, which feels predictable, which feels safe.
Until a workable form of scientific deism is propagated in the West, that is, our world will sink deeper into schism, will become more polarized, and will be less free.
Why? Emotions will take over logic. Religious views will take over government policies. Churches will take over states.
M. Bennett is a Unitarian monk and author of Godliness: The H Bond Theory.
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