Rock, Paper, Scissors... and Politics

I have a rather uh.... um... sad ass thing to admit. I mean besides by Web host ate some of my graphics.

I understand the childhood game of "rock, papers, scissors" about as well as I do politics. I mean, I get the whole bit about paper covering rock and such. I just don't understand why anyone would possibly bother playing this.

Same being true for politics. We've made this huge, megolithic "rock, papers, scissors" bureaucracy of politics when all we need to do is bring two minds together and make a decision based on all available evidence.

So why does anyone play either?