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The same way some charlatans hawk sure fire solutions to medical problems via alternative medicines others hawk sure fire solutions to societal problems via alternative politics. The same way medicine that works is called medicine, politics which are viable are called politics. Just like the alternative medics live outside medicine the alternative politics live outside policy. They wrap bad ideas in platitudes and truisms. They use false logic and fake data to support their simplistic proposals to incredibly complex problems. And just like their medicine counterparts they seek personal gains. At the end all politicians seek power and wealth so alternative politicians are much more dangerous than alternative medics. Alternative politicians seek power outside the democratic system, the absolute power of dictators or the unchecked power of money.

(c) Carlos Morgado 2019