The "Other Guy" by Merwin
Shame On The Machine
“Simply hating the other side is not an Ideology. It’s partisanship. It’s childishness. And it’s useless.” ~ Jack Hunter.
It is not simply "useless"... it is counterproductive. Liberals, Conservatives and Libertarians are not separated by battle lines as The Machine (gov. & media) try to portray it and play it up.
No... we are only separated by the fist pounding rhetoric coming out of The Machine's mouths, and only because we've been conditioned to believe their nonsense.
I have very middle of the road perspective, though I tend to lean ever so slightly toward the conservative and libertarian ideals, but, I also see the value of a sensible social application, when we can afford it, and, we should try to find the means to afford it.
Most of the country, I believe, is not as far away from "the opposing" view. It is the medias, and governance exaggerating the perspectives of the "other" guy to make their side seem ridiculous to whatever side you are on. They do this intentionally, it has the affect of draining us of our monies, time and keeping us all in opposition to one another. And in the long run frustrating us to the point of apathy, we no longer wish to deal with it, which too, is a desired goal of The Machine.
I am here to say, John & Jane Q. Citizen are my family, I need to work with them to bring about the desires of their hearts, because the desires of their hearts are not bent for evil... regardless of how The Machine paints their picture.