by Stephen Cocconi © 2012
Beliefs are the foundation of all political interactions: whether it be considered a struggle or an alliance. Agreeing on “canons of faith” lay the common ground where people of “like mind” come together. Politics, by its very design, mean that competition, balance, and negotiating between various interests seeking their goals is a co-creation of a group: a blending, a synthesis, and delay or advance. Intentions, plus the power to move them to the head of the agenda, don’t always mean they will succeed, but it does tend to dominate.