Common sense is the opinion of a speaker. Questions are the currency of leadership.
The object of politics is election and re-election within an expanding diversity of opinion. The solution has been isolation of opinion pockets so that representation and re-election is possible. The result of excessive subdivision and “gerrymandering” is social gridlock within a structure of democratic decision-making that must adapt to survive.
“Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing” applies to sport and war. When it applies to a culture, the result is competition rather than adaptation for survival of the species.
All men are not created with equal competitive ability but they are needed to create a stable culture.
PS: MODIFICATIONS to a FEW SOUND BYTES
The Symbiotic Period began when we saw a blue planet surrounded by a thin veil of atmosphere at risk and infinite black punctured by points of light that have always led the way.
A building has its roots in the land but it will not flower while it consumes resources and discharges waste without redeeming ecologic value.