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Old June 10th, 2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Our Nation Is Permanently Fractured




Iíve come to the realization of late that America may be irrevocably broken. Fractured. Split down the middle. It seems that some see things one way, and others see it in a completely opposite, parallax view, as if weíre all living in a full-time 3-D Rorschach test, where reality is fungible. Everything is open to interpretation, opinion, conjecture, speculation, argumentation. Nothing simply exists. Nothing is a simple fact.

Of course it isnít an accident that this is the case. The situation isnít new. Itís been deliberately manufactured, exacerbated and exploited for many generations, by many factions all for their own self-aggrandizing purposes. Iím just finally realizing that our American Humpty Dumpty is so broken, thereís no piecing it back together again.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...ntly-fractured
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Old June 10th, 2018, 01:04 PM   #2
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No, I don't think the US is irreparably damaged. & it's not just down the middle - if you watch the MSM, especially the 24/7 nets, it certainly looks like the country is coming apart @ the seams. I think the extremes - Left/Right, Moneyed/Working poor, & so on - that the extreme position in each camp - is ramping up its message, in an attempt to get attention from the media. An attempt to capture eyeballs, as if politics in the US had become some kind of hostage situation, & the goal is to rile up your side & attack everyone else.

It can't last, for the same reason that slasher movies & even Star Wars movies eventually pall - You can't ratchet up the gore or tension or whatever quality it is that is the draw for these genres indefinitely. Just as the various Great Awakenings (religious) in the US eventually gave rise to what were called Burnt Over districts - where the public became apathetic because they'd already participated in religious enthusiasm, & it hadn't changed (nor converted) the World after all - @ some point we'll all fall back from political enthusiasm, & years later, we'll wonder what all the fuss was about.

Of course, we'll have to survive the Trump Interregnum in order to look back on it @ all. That will be the real trick to the next couple of years. & it will take a lot of work on all sides - sustained effort over years - to muzzle our crazier spokesthings, in the interest of moving forward on the national policy objectives that have broad support.

& if policy objectives don't have broad support, then we need to move on to the next item of importance, & so on down the line.
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Old June 10th, 2018, 01:42 PM   #3
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This country needed an interregnum and you can be sure that surviving the Bush and Obama terms was more of an accomplishment than this will be. All that venom you are referring to has already begun to die down, as people are seeing more and more how ridiculous the media (and Democrat Party) is becoming. It was the last 2 administrations that saw constant protest, so much so, that nobody even takes them serious anymore.

Our economy is booming right now, better than it has been for decades. Results have a way of mending bridges for all those who take the issues seriously. You pretty much have to search out and stay in those select claptrap venues to not notice that fog of division is starting to clear.

The beer summits are happening everywhere, in the real world.
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Old June 10th, 2018, 01:45 PM   #4
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Long story short, this reality you are referring to only exists on TV. In the real life world we live in; our families, friends and neighbors- life goes on.

What you see in the news is "news" because it is NOT the norm.
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Actually, there is just a tiny loud faction supported by a few commie judges legislating from the bench that's the problem. Trump is working on that. That's why the leftist queer trash around here are so nasty. They know they're day is coming to an end.
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Actually, there is just a tiny loud faction supported by a few commie judges legislating from the bench that's the problem. Trump is working on that. That's why the leftist queer trash around here are so nasty. They know they're day is coming to an end.
Partisan gibberish. You are your kind are not going to end jack-shit, here or much of anyplace else.
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If you log off the internet and actually talk to people, most Americans are normal people who just want normal lives. Even if they do have their political differences. This is all hyperbole.

If Charlottesville didn't spark a civil war in the US, then I don't think anything will at this point. It'll take more than mere political differences to "fracture" the US.
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Old June 10th, 2018, 02:41 PM   #8
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The only way forward is the dissolution of the Republic, and the formation of independent nations formed around common grounds, whether that be ideology or race or geographical location.
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It's not completely broken, but we are passing thru a stage where two parties are nearly equally balanced.
But old white people are dying off, and people of color are are growing as share of the population (somewhere between 2041 and 2046 the US becomes a majority minority country).
So unless the GOP becomes Los Parti Republicano, the future looks dim for the White Peoples (and Ben Carson) Party
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The only way forward is the dissolution of the Republic, and the formation of independent nations formed around common grounds, whether that be ideology or race or geographical location.
Or we could just re-educate the people like you, that would work.
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