posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 02:02 AM
I like to think of myself as in the middle. I like some of the ideas of the left, and some of the right.
The problem of the whole left/right thing is that I think most people are middle of the road, but we are only ever presented with two options, left
and right. This causes people to try and align themselves with one side or the other. Because they are trying to find the least reprehensible side,
they go into some sort of cognitive dissonance where their conscious brains tune out the views of their side that they don't like and it causes their
unconscious brain to go into overdrive trying to defend their side based on the few things they do like. Add to this that both sides seem to be
retreating towards extremes and it causes a lot of chaos.
I think this is where a lot of the fervor and hatred comes from. People are so unconsciously unsure of their own party, that any minor insult is an
assault on their entire ego.