It's been tough being an American; for all of us. I would like to know what party you are; I want to know why you hold your beliefs and how you feel they are working toward the prosperity of our Union and the collective ideals of our Constitutional documents. This is not an attack; please answer responsibly. We need to be there for one another and re-found our ideals as a people; not as respresentitives of the corporate ideal. Community is where the heart is; corporations seek to put the power in institutions and take it away from the common man. This happens through taxes and inflation - other things as well.
I want to get to the bottom of what caused the great rift in our American ideals. I am not on a quest to judge; only to take the information that I gain and re-purpose it to try and help other people understand these things - to try and help the Average American get a perspective of American idealism and hopefully to inspire more people to believe in SOMETHING.
The Rift - dissension of the Federalist ideal into democratic-republicanism; why? Not a history, but why YOU embrace these things.
If you don't want to be a part of this study, don't participate; otherwise, be aware that this is forum topic is specifically designed to be a social study and the thoughts of the minds who answer will be integrated into an essay sooner or later. No-one in particular will be named - I only seek to take the ideals and concepts and try and pontificate them in a rational manner. There will be no judgment or exalted partisanship; just pure dissertation.
Thank you for your contribution to the collective integrity of our understanding; on the topics of American Idealism, Contemporary Economy, Sociopolitical-Economic Paradigms, and Political Partisanship in America.
My partisanship defines who I am and my ideals. I would be a socialist if ever this orientation existed in congress. I would favor an equitable redistribution of wealth. The independent movement reflects at the moment my political aspirations. By voting Obama, I opted for a lesser evil. I voted wrong.
It comes down to what used to be called "sophistry" and what is now called "rhetoric." Those who know me know I beat this drum endlessly.
The division came when we as a people allowed the debate to become about winning rather than about solving. We'd rather "our guy" win than solve problems.
I see one politician after another flagrantly misrepresenting the other side. I see hubbers doing it constantly in the forums. Television is a joke. The media is all owned by like 6 companies.
Truth is gone.
It's not dead, it's just gone. And until people truly, honestly and completely try to put themselves in the other person's shoes, this nation will keep circling the drain.
It won't happen though. We're all too happy and fat and staring into the flashing lights of whatever screen we're staring at. We have everything we need in abundance, and everybody knows people don't do anything that requires effort until they need to.
So, as long as the middle-class can cling to that claim, despite how meager it becomes... as long as they have their Maslow's needs met... the elite will manipulate the sheep to vote as they will them too.
Because nobody cares about truth when their belly is full.
What 'middle class'? You mean the one that's been destroyed already? Bellies are getting emptier by the day, and that's just here, in the US.
Look abroad, and they've been empty for some time now. The people of the world are tired, they are ready to rise up, and all that's needed now is some solid leadership to direct this wave of mass social discontent into something productive.
Sorry Shadesbreath, but Revolution 'Love' is on, and not all the globalists in the world, nor the banksters, nor the shills, trolls, or corporate lap-dog politicians can stop us now...
And there you are. What more need be said.
This is precisely what I mean. By insinuating that THE middle class has "been destroyed already" you engage in almost the first words you use in misdirecting from the truth. You ignored that I already pointed out that what defines middle class was shrinking, and instead leapt straight into hyperbole... ran off into the revolutions of other nations and justified your beliefs by simply saying revolution for the sake of it.
There is still a large middle class in this country. A very large one. A massive one. They would like to stay that way. They won't stay that way if they are mislead by untruths from people who just enjoy a good revolution for the sake of it and, in so indulging themselves, tear down the nation just because they can (talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater), anymore than that same middle class will be well served by lying elitists robbing them through the legal banking and tax systems set up to benefit the rich and those who they exploit for votes by tossing down bread crumbs.
At some point someone has to be honest, or the thieves will rip the top off the system at the same time the exultant "revolutionaries" rip it apart at the roots.
And, as usual, the middle class will suffer because of the two extremes.
Which is why I am hoping that calm, reason, intelligence and honesty will prevail over greed, blind idealism, and the self-indulgent ecstasy of "the fight." Might as well just fly a plane into your neighbor's house.
I am an Independent, so that means I rarely have a viable candidate, and watch from the sidelines while the two ruling parties wear hats and wave flags like five year olds at a birthday party.
I am an Independent. I like to think for myself and not just along a certain party's line.
I'm a Federalist; I seek to bring together the Union and promote the prosperity of intelligent reason and rational liberty for all it's constituents. My Founding Fathers established my country based on these ideals; the ratified our constitution with these hopes; we would not have had the chance to manifest into this crazy nation and be so debt-ridden or have the estranged liberties we think we are embracing...if they hadn't sought to create a more perfect Union first. I am a man of the Constitution and its subsidiaries.
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