“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.”
We have morphed into an all or nothing society. A assemblage of vain and obsessive persons too self-centered to see any distinction at all between what they want and what the nation needs.
We have no Burke and No Pitt. We have no Jefferson and no Washington. We seem to have no party that recognizes the other party as maintaining either good intention or adequate intelligence.
But the parties merely reflect the attitudes of the population. We are going through a major recession/depression and what everyone is worried about is how they will maintain their status symbols and their cherished role of consumer. The devil take the hindmost.
What everyone seems to focus on is their cherished fetishes. The left has it's pathetic desire to smother-mother everyone and everything. The right has it's sad little attachment to the desire to do whatever the fuck they wish to do with no one telling them otherwise.
I would strongly suggest that we all grow up. To respectfully disagree with someone about political goals is the mark of an adult. To do it with style and thought is the mark of statesman.
What I hear in blogs and in the media and from the mouths of friends are the rantings of spoiled children.
Demonizing your opponent is the mark of a savage.