Monday, August 15, 2011

A new look at politics (BEDA #15)

I couldn't decide what coffee to make this morning: Aussie coffee or Canadian coffee? Both are good and have individual tastes and flavours, but I just couldn't decide between the two.
"What about rock-paper-scissors?" my friend asked. "I'll be 'Canada', and you're 'Australia'."
We played, Canada won, and I had a nice cup of coffee and a blog idea:
Wouldn't it be great if politics could be as easily solved as rock-paper-scissors? The Carbon tax debate for instance: Gillard and Abbot face off in a best two out of three rock-paper-scissors tournament and whomever wins gets their way. This would be a whole new way for politics to run. Candidates will be chosen based on their RPS skill, not how many lies they have told about the opponent.
Of course, not all political debates should be settled this way. Honestly we all know that many issues should be properly researched and taken in front of a court of law or the public for a vote. But that rarely happens at the best of times, and mostly decisions are made behind closed doors and without the public knowing the truth behind what is going on. A public RPS game will make everything more clear and open for everyone to see.
So what do you all think? Should political ideas be decided by a game of rock-paper-scissors? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Oh, and because I can:



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