Insignificant Latino's Unsolicited Advice For Mike Bloomberg In 2020
By: Jose Franco
While appearing on a bipartisan voters panel on Fox News, I was asked, what I would say if we met on an elevator - "Before I tried to change America, I'd change myself since one must first start from within in order to begin a transparent, well intentioned discussion to bring Americans together. If we want to enable openness and transparency, it's necessary to agree the resistance we face is either conscious or unconscious. If well meaning citizens insist they have nothing to hide, understand what is involved and have strong motivation, we can only assume the resistance must be unconscious. I'd attempt to bring attention to the things we don't think we're bad at and help voters work through the unconscious resistance. This involves a great deal of introspection and even then, it's an extremely difficult job. Voters don't usually have proper insight into their own emotional makeup. Most of us spend our time trying to rationalize our behavior as a result of our lack of self awareness.
Normally, we call 'bad' whatever is bad for us, and good whatever increases our power and advantage, but to be truly ethical means rising above these local concerns. In January 2018, I started collecting signatures to run for President Of The United States.
Despite my best efforts, I mostly went unnoticed, unheard and unvalidated. I hope you believe the wise are people who understand how and why things are, Needless to say, these ideas got me into trouble and I was accused of using politics to promote my business. On the whole, my political activism work was largely ignored, but offers a warning about the failures of political integrity. I'm hoping your attempt at politics doesn't overlook – like me and so many philosophers/
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