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The Polarization of America
What has happened to America? How did the country become so split in half ? The politicians have succeeded in their quest of distraction, distortion, and damaging rhetoric. This has led to the complete polarization of America. Now we are all looking for our own rights, personal rights have becme the main issue . If I don't agree with you then I am wrong , if you don't agree wiith me then you are wrong. actual debate has degenerated into 30 second sound bites. The speed of information has taken our attention span and overloaded all the circuits.
We are suppossed to be a melting pot, a giant stew of peoples who respect each others life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believed that I will let you live your life and you let me live mine. As long as I don't intrude into how you live, you don't tread on me. We are all supposedly equal in the way our government is to apply the laws that govern us.
What happened ? The politicians have changed, not the people. The politicians have turned us against each other in order to be able to hold power. One party against the other, one racial group against the other, the rich against the poor, the gay against the straight ,the black against the white, and finally the men against the women . This tactic has worked ,if you look at the country the way it is now ,you can see this is true .
The system is corrupt and out of control . Most Americans know this, but the system has become so massive that to try to fix it is almost impossible. The politicians in power will not vote for any change that will affect their grip over us. We need to change this system. the young people can see this more than the older generation . The older generation that went through this see it as anarchy and are afraid of a massive change because having lived through the times that were known as the cold war, the red scare, the new world order.
Where do we go from here ? Which path will take us to Nirvana, to the promised land , to the left or to the right . Do we know what is best for us or will we keep on letting the politicians decide what is best for us.? What has happenned to the fourth estate ? The ones who were supposed to be watching the henhouse. The Media has becme irrelevant, they have tasted the corruption and been filled with it's sweet flavor.
Well, I do not espouse to have all the answers or even any answer. I can only vent against what I see on the Media propaganda machine , the long lines of people who are looking for a job, the high prices at the gas stations and the grocery stores. Does anyone have an answer ? I think not ,if you do and you try tell someone how, you will only be berated and cursed by someone who thinks you are trying to take something, some illusion of a right, that they don't really have.