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America; Divided by Whom?

Updated on April 4, 2015
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Jess McFarland is a lifetime Connecticut resident, musician and political science student, with a different perspective on the world.

Divided by the 1%
Divided by the 1%

Dividing Lines

Somewhere between the Revolutionary war and the 21st century, we have become not Americans, rather, we have become a nation divided by the labels "conservative" or "liberal" or even "socialist". How did this happen? It's a simple formula, one that has been handed down for many decades, possibly even centuries. You see, people in power have a tendency to want to keep that power, so they come up with new and fresh ideas to accomplish just that. Now, in the 21st century, those tactics have come to be an art form for them. Billionaires pump ridiculous sums of money into the campaigns of candidates they have already chosen as the winners, and, in turn, those candidates do the bidding of the rich. Part of that bidding is to use those labels (remember the labels?) to stir up conflict between "ordinary" American citizens. What does that accomplish? If we're quibbling amongst ourselves, theoretically, we will be too busy to notice that they are running roughshod over our Constitution, perverting it for their own game. This isn't conservatives, nor is it liberals committing these atrocities. This is both sides of the fence, holding us hostage by those nasty little labels.

Is it really this easy to take our attention away from the backroom dealings and misinformation?
Is it really this easy to take our attention away from the backroom dealings and misinformation?

How do we change this?

There is no simple answer that will fix a broken system. There is a lot of work that has to go into it. Firstly, we need to sit up and recognize what is being done to us, the American people. No more petty divisions. This, of course is going to be the hardest part, because we've been trained so well, we can't see the forest for the trees. Conservatives accuse liberals of being liars, cheats and totally non factual in their ramblings. Guess what, the liberals accuse the conservatives of exactly the same thing. Look around at some of the "discussions" that occur on social media sites; not just the ones that interest you because they support "your point of view". Look at the ones that begin with the opposite point of view. You can see the divisions better that way, instead of being one sided and misinformed. Misinformation is the art of the power brokers. This is what they want from you. American puppets for them to manipulate, divide and "educate" to a level where you're just smart enough to run their machines, but dumb enough to not question it.

Change is difficult. it requires cooperation between all sides of an ideal. Voting really doesn't do anything because it's all fixed well before any primaries even begin. It's a farce. The companies that manufacture voting machines are owned by (guess who?) the people in power. So, a grass roots campaign is called for. Again, this needs cooperation to be successful. We must stop arguing and start working as Americans, not as one label or another.

There are other ways to affect change, but they are moves of desperation. Our forefathers did it by fighting the tyranny of the British Empire. There must be a way for us to accomplish the same goal, but who will lead that way? This is where we must work together in choosing how and what we do, and who our leader will be. He or she will emerge sooner than we might hope, but until that happens, we are relegated to a life of slavery and steadily growing class war of the 1% vs. the 99%, rats vs. mice and rich vs. middle class. Why not the poverty level people? Because they are the cheap labor that churns out the profit margins.

Where we go from here is in our power, but it always comes back to cooperation vs. division.

Are we a nation divided?

Do you believe that we have been divided for the purpose of political control?

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      2 years ago from Orange County California

      Jess

      I don't have the optimism that you have about , what I call the Sheeple, sheep in people bodies. As for Bernie Sanders, I am going through all of his positions on the issues.

      I have completed Abortion, and it didn't move me.

      Now, I am on the Budget and Economy.

    • Bassman54 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jess McFarland 

      2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      Brad, I have comments on a lot of other Hubs. Why this one attracted no attention is beyond me, but apathy is certainly a part of it. Hopefully, this time around, the voters will turn out in higher numbers because they know it really DOES mean something. The changing of the guard away from the 1% to the 99%. If we can pull this off, we can have OUR country back.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      2 years ago from Orange County California

      Have you noticed the apathy in hubpages.

      No one even offered a comment here. How much time does it take to click the poll?

      I believe that most Americans are apathetic when it comes to voting in their elected officials.

      That is why I focused on loyal party voters, and I apologize for throwing you under that bus.

      Any way, apathetic doesn't mean dead, it is just that they would rather follow the party rather than make the party follow them.

      You bring up good issues and they should have been responded to either for, against, or just I read it.

      When I write a hub and I don't get any comments, I write one myself.

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