Politics

Centrist Convinced that ‘All Extremes are Bad’

MOSCOW, IDAHO — The Midterm Election is upon us, so we at The Millennial Snowflake decided to journey to Idaho, to speak with the youth about their understanding of the issues.

Fred Summerlin, an political science major from the University of Idaho (U of I), recently spoke to us about his personal political philosophy.

“The further along the political spectrum you go, the more similar the two sides really are. That’s why I don’t vote. Both the left and the right are just too extreme for my liking. For example, the far-left wants to limit personal freedoms by forcing universal healthcare upon the public, while the far-right wants a whites-only ethnostate. Both are equally reprehensible, you know,” Summerlin explained, as he sipped his latte.

“It’s not that I don’t care about politics. It’s that I just don’t like dogmatism and deeply ideological thinking. Besides, statistically, my vote doesn’t matter much anyway. I’d rather just stay home. What will be, will be. I’ll leave voting to this misguided fools, who have fallen victim to all that propaganda about ‘civic duties.’ The only duty I have is to rationality and pragmatism.”

Summerlin says he plans to publish a book on his ideas, which he has tentatively called “The Middle of the Road Shows the Way.”

“I don’t have much written yet, but the ideas are all up here,” he remarked, placing his index finger on his temple. “I want to prove that we don’t actually need ideology, and that both sides of the political divide have more in common than either would ever care to admit.”

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