Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Maine Wire: O’Sullivan’s Law and Political Gravitational Pull?


An intriguing column appeared on the Maine Wire today; you can read it in it’s entirely at the link provided below.

Some will consider it a bit partisan in its expression, and at first blush that almost seems true.  Which would make it run counter to our typical neutral stance here at Side.

We think of it more as an excursion into political science, where we attempt to show a connection between that field and the natural sciences.  Which might suggest that ‘poly-sci’ is an “unnatural science.”  As they say on BBC’s House of Cards, “you might very well think that, but I couldn’t possibly comment.” 

Further, the subject can hardly be discussed without mentioning our established political parties.  Astute readers will note that rather than lift up what most would perceive as our preferred party, the column actually makes sport of it at the very least, and demeans it, at the worst.

For those interested, whenever anyone inquires of Side where his political loyalties lie, we always respond that we are a conservative.  That term is far more definitive than the formal name of either political party, especially in this day and age.

The other warning we’ll provide is that the thesis of the referenced column may seem a bit esoteric for those without appropriate technical education.  In which case you can consider it a learning opportunity.  The author attempted to bridge this gap in the narrative, but may have failed.

At the very least, everyone should be able to grasp O’Sullivan’s First Law; those who can’t have a long way to go in understanding our political landscape, and the consequences for our governance.

Here’s the link to the subject article:


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