Fandango’s Provocative Question #36

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

For this week’s provocative question, I am asking about means and ends. I have often heard people say that “the end justifies the means.” Conversely, I’ve heard others say that “the means justifies the end.” So what about you?

Do you think the end or the means is more important? Explain.

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One-Liner Wednesday — Is Politics Important?


“Being in politics is like being a football coach — you have to be smart enough to understand the game but dumb enough to think it’s important.”

Former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy

That may have been the case when Eugene McCarthy said it in November 1967, but I don’t think it’s the case any longer. In the era of Donald Trump, it seems that being in politics today doesn’t require understanding the game as much as it does understanding how to change the rules of the game on the fly and to cheat at the game.

And also in the era of Donald Trump, I have learned that politics is, in fact, important. If you don’t think politics is important, look at what the political shenanigans of Donald Trump and his GOP sycophants are doing to the American democracy.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.