What do you think of all this left right crap in terms of historical context... Who wins if the American people label each other, objectify each other, and stand divided... If we were to unite, upon what idea could we find common ground???
Do you think this is a place where we cannot all live and get along... Isn't there enough justice for all of us... Do we really have to **** all over the environment to have a chance of any decent standard of living for all people???
To me, the goals of the government are clearly stated, and should be the goals of all the people... Those goals have nothing to do with making the rich richer, or even with giving support for capitalism... Yes, protection for property did get written in after we fought a great civil war to limit property rights... Does it make sense to you???
What I am seeing is that more and more of the republican right is made up of is increasingly frustrated small farmers and businessmen who feel themselves threatened by the vast numbers of hopeless city dwellers who must live with less opportunity and means all the time, people who take value and do not produce value...But this is not new, historically.. Greece and Rome produced models for us to follow into less democracy and greater division, and ultimate failure... Those people could not resolve their differences... The poor were appeased, but no one could return them to societies with a true national unity once they had become corrupted...
The way I see it, those with a little ambition, and a little property who feel threatened and limited can be turned to support of the right and the rich even when it does not ultimately support their own personal cause... Look at the issue of climate change... If there were such a thing, it is as likely to be devestating to us as to many other countries, and lots of true republicans could stand to be ruined at the very moment they have finally destroyed the ability of government to help them through periods of disaster... Corporate operations will survive, but what will this country be when it is eating out of the hands of corporations??? It is already there... Those people gobble up small republican farmers on the one side and hold the bellys of the people hostage, and the fact that more and more farmers sell out makes no impression on the rest who become even more commited to a path which leads to their own destruction...
You will see climate change, and with it, war, famine, disease and destruction... Those who accept apocalypse will have their faith confirmed, but their control of government, and their wholesale rejection of science and reason in the conduct of government will be behind their confirmation of faith... They have the power to say the end is near and then, to being the people to their knees... All they have done is destroy the ability of government to do what all governments should do: Fore see, and react to the future... What do you think???