What is your passion?

I want to have a discussion about what your passion in politics is. There’s gotta be some issue you have a particular inclination towards above others. For my purposes here, I also take politics to encompass more than just the political scene itself in terms of policy matters. I take it to also mean social issues, culture and/or religion. Or if you want, we can even broaden it beyond that to include history or science, if that is your passion beyond all the aforementioned categories. Essentially, I’m just wondering what in particular is at the forefront and/or is the guiding principle of your worldview. What demands the most attention? There is only so much time in the day and one cannot possibly pay attention to everything; therefore, prioritization and a hierarchy of importance has to be present.

My particular passion is United States foreign policy (I specify United States since this is global) with a particular focus upon war and all that it encompasses — the declaration and power to wield it therein, where we wage war, how we wage war, why we wage war, etc. Not just from a legal and economic perspective, but from a moral standpoint primarily. Moreover, not just war itself, but how war impacts the domestic side of things with respect to civil liberties, political rhetoric, the culture, soldier acclimation back to society and so forth.

Certainly, other issues attract my attention such as the War on Drugs, mental health, civil liberties, economics and things of that nature, but war is prioritized number one. It is as such because I view killing and being killed, along with associated injuries both physical and mental, of not just Americans but anyone, to be of utmost importance over everything else.

Now, I want to dig a bit deeper than the hook of the title. Let’s go further. Some questions to consider:

  • Whatever your particular passion is, how much do you weigh it with respect to voting for a politician? In other words, if you disagree with a politician on the subject in which you’re most passionate about, is that a deal breaker? Will you not vote for them? Or do you do a cost-benefit analysis and say, “Well, he or she agrees with me on all this stuff over here, so I can let this one slide?”
  • How would you get others that are not as equally passionate about your subject to get passionate about it? What’s the imperative to getting behind that subject? Why does it matter?
  • If applicable, in which way do you pay attention to your passion? That is, do you focus on the global scope of it, national, the state, or the local? Or perhaps it is a mix of those?
  • Is there a person, group or organization you think trumpets your passion the best? Or a particular source you turn to that churns out the best information with respect to your passion? Conversely, is there a particular person, group or organization that you feel is a detriment to your passion?
  • Usually with political issues, one has in mind a way in which they would reform, change, abolish or even maintain whatever it is. What do you want to see happen in regards to your passion? What would you like to see in the future?

Any other relevant questions that you can think of, feel free to answer them

One thought

  1. My passions are knowledge and freedom. They are the embodiment of what brings me to a conclusive thought about the politician I will have an alliance with. Embarking on political territory of voting for a politician is not some light subject in my experience. There is a seriousness in voting from my recollection of what I value as important. Voting for intelligent, competent, and stable politicians is important to me.

    Geopolitical topics trigger curiosity within me. I have experienced endeavors such as travelling to different geographical parts of my country. Travelling internationally tickles my fancy currently. Because I am engrossed in witnessing various cultures and political situations worldwide. Reading about countries online is not sufficient for me because of the lack of empirical evidence I receive from not living in them firsthand. Never believe in everything you read is what they say.

    You mentioned where we wage war, how we wage war, and why we wage war beforehand. Usually, people have an inkling to wage war in a place that is advantageous through battlefield strategising. Because randomly waging war at a place that weakens differentiating parties engaging in war would make them have questionable thinking. How we wage war is based on levels of intelligence, competence, persistence, and actions generally. Why we wage war is based on interest(s). That is my philosophy.

    Topical subjects consisting of online privacy rights, human rights in general, freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, infrastructure, and so forth interest me gravely.

    My passions significantly influence me to selectively choose a politician based on their level of intelligence, competence, psychological stability, and political interests, not how famous nor popular they are. Idiocracy, mediocracy, theocracy, elitism, collectivism, authoritarianism, totalitarian censorship, online surveillance, social credit systems, high taxes, gun control laws, political correctness, systemic sexism, and anti-intellectualism go against my political interests. They are deal breakers absolutely. I’m not a pacifist. But, I am not one that believes always shooting first, then asking questions later is a smart course of action. Violence is not always the feasible answer from what I experienced. A politician that is only violent when necessary to fight for knowledge, freedom, and an improved world in a sensible manner attracts me.

    I would get other people to become impassioned by my passionate interests through education. They would be taught how and why my interests exist. Doing this would not matter naught in my opinion considering the consequences that come from me teaching them my interests. Educating them on why and how I care about my interests could make them become well-informed, smarter, wiser, and prepared for futuristic events.

    Paying critical attention to my passions comes from doing online research about them. YouTube, Dailymotion, online articles, news channels, radio stations, charitable organisations, social media platforms, and the real world help me gain research about my passions. I focus on them through global, national, statewide, and local scopes. That way I obtain the big picture rather than skipping important details.

    YouTube channels such as The Hated One, Steven Crowder, Graham Elwood, dangelowallace, D’Angelo Wallace, Privacy Guy, RT, and other YouTube channels are what I watch and listen to for online research that arguably churns out the best information with respect to my passions.

    I would eliminate online surveillance, censorship, oppressive wealth gaps, systemic sexism, systemic racism, anti-intellectualism, and other things to create results I want happening in the future. I would want to see relatively healthy diets that cause healthy minds while allowing people to indulge in foods. I would be a hypocrite if I were to say I have a completely healthy diet. There are so many things I could and would do in the future to change the world.

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