Have Americans become so focused on who's left and right that they've lost sight

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  1. enjoy life profile image77
    enjoy lifeposted 18 months ago

    Have Americans become so focused on who's left and right that they've lost sight of right and wrong?

    It seems that anytime you make a statement about politics to an American, they brush your argument off by saying 'that's just a leftish argument' (or rightish). They can't conceive someone who is republican in beliefs actually not liking Trump and the moment you say something against Trump, you're accused of being 'left'. Where is right and wrong anymore? It seems Trump can do all the wrong he wants as long as he stays in the favour books of the right and they will still love and support him. They will also brush off any attempt to point out his wrongs as 'a left hate campaign'.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 18 months ago

    These days it's not about "right" or "wrong" but rather "agree" or "disagree". The battle lines have been drawn and it's war!
    Never give up! Never give in! Deny! Deny! Deny! until you win.
    Compromise is seen as "weakness" or "treason" in both camps.
    Sadly, party loyalty is more important than bettering the country.

    1. enjoy life profile image77
      enjoy lifeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      True, it is all about 'agree with my side or we will accuse you of things'. Party loyalty dominates and people can no longer see right and wrong, truth or lies. Double standards prevail. It so sad. In that climate, nothing betters the country

    2. lovemychris profile image66
      lovemychrisposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      obama and pelosi did not hold hearings on bush. they put country first. chaffets had 4 years worth of hearings planned if hillary won, but refuses to have hearings on trump/flynn/russia. THAT is putting party over country.

    3. enjoy life profile image77
      enjoy lifeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Exactly Fed Up Head Up. It's all about a battle of sides. People can't see right and wrong anymore.

  3. profile image79
    Hxprofposted 18 months ago

    I've observed this on both sides.  It's sad, but that's the way it is.  We'll see how things pan out.

    1. enjoy life profile image77
      enjoy lifeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      It's true, both sides do it. The left claim only the right do it and the right claim only the left do it. It's sad. People think they can prove a Statement is false by simply saying 'it is a left point'. They seem incapable of showing why it is actua

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 18 months ago

    The first problem has been the political left branding itself and only itself love, good, moral, tolerant, rational. It lets them smear everyone who disagrees as stupid, evil, crazy, at best uneducated with the assumption that if the person is good they'll agree with liberals.
    It lets liberals refuse to listen to conservative concerns and simultaneously demonize the speaker as bad, no matter the subject. Do this enough, and people whose problems are not just unaddressed by denied to exist and condemned for seeking redress rally behind the person who doesn't shut up in response to the namecalling and shaming. That is how Trump won. That is why Milo Yiannapolis is gaining followers. They are seen as voices of the silenced masses.
    The alt-right is a response to the control-left's ever increasing social control down to "you can't wear these clothes or use those words".
    The authoritarian left responded to the challenge by saying "your words are an assault, so we can hit those we disagree with". They deny the fascism in the concept that everyone they disagree with is a nazi while claiming the right to punch nazis.
    It reminds me of the liberal bullies who threatened to burn down a conservative Christian school by us for declining to admit a lesbian's child. The school wanted to teach the same values it had for years and not create conflict for the child or get sued for emotional distress, so they turned down a student. Death threats to teachers and administrators for months, suspicious packages, a threat to burn down the school with the children inside ... in the name of defending love. When you can threaten mass murder of children because your cause is so holy and get cheerleaded for doing so by peers, the liberal left has become the worst of what it accuses the religious right of being. And when their response to criticism of the intolerance in the name of tolerance and increasing violence in the name of love and peace, the political left looks like fascism in the name of feelings.

    1. lovemychris profile image66
      lovemychrisposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      isnt it funny that it feels the same way being on the bullied end of this huge right wing clique.

    2. enjoy life profile image77
      enjoy lifeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Your comments simply prove my point in the question, it's all a left right issue. People have lost site of right and wrong. The fact is both sides do things you have said the left do. They are caught up in left and right and can no longer see right a

  5. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 18 months ago

    enjoy life
    Not being an American where do you get this information you put in your question? I don't understand your question. sorry.

    1. enjoy life profile image77
      enjoy lifeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Do you not understand the difference between right and left, and right and wrong? My point is that Americans fail to justify what is right and wrong. They simply write off an argument they disagree with as 'left' as if that alone proves it is wrong.

  6. DowntroddenInDC profile image84
    DowntroddenInDCposted 18 months ago

    I agree. It's the lack of integrity that has gutted America. And it's not just in politics. It's in every aspect of our lives. Look at all the cheaters out there. People who will drive in the break down lane to get three cars ahead of you, or people who cheat on their taxes, etc.

    Many tenets of being an American have been abandoned. Religious tolerance was a founding principle of our nation, but look around at the fervor from some of the 'so called' Christians and you'll see they're anything but tolerant. It's only their religion that's only right. Their opinions subjective and fungible to begin with, so how you can ever prove such a thing is impossible.

    I see a country full of people who are scared of change. America has moved forward and changed, it cannot be set backwards. Yet, because they were unprepared for the change, they've abandoned their integrity. They'll say and do anything to go back to the 'good old days' - whatever that may mean. We complain about immigrants coming here and never fully integrating. However, we've got many Americans who are still stuck in the 1980's and 1990's. It's almost like we've got two America's - those stuck in the past and those ready to build the future.

 
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