The question goes to the core of the search for truth.
And asks if we want a politics based on hope, and not fear.
And empathy, and not aggression.
And of mutual respect instead of mistrust.
In essence, it is asking do we care for the other person, whoever they might be, or not?
It is the question of our times.
Do we want ethical politics, or not?
How about a politics not determined by the Senior Lecturer as a start?
Or to be less facile, how about free market liberalism? That one where people get to live and work by their own ethical standards, limiting only third party harm, the one where empathy is shown not demanded, respect earned not insisted upon?