posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 10:35 PM
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
Partisanship the way you describe it may sound nice, but that's not what we have. What we have is more like an artificial partisanship designed to
keep us fighting each other rather than looking at who our true enemies are.
If we had true partisanship, the stances taken by the opposing sides wouldn't change according to who was in power. For example, when Democrats were
in power, Republicans who saw Russia as the enemy were "Cold War relics." With Republicans in power, things have flip-flopped.
If we had true partisanship, we could support the side that would do what we wanted done. In 2008, which side do you support if you are opposed to
the bank bailouts? How about if you wanted to bring home the troops from Afghanistan and Iraq? How about if you wanted to see the torture camp in
Guantanamo Bay closed down? Do you think you'll ever see an Obamacare "fix" that won't result in more money for insurance companies?
Then there are issues where we don't even have a fake choice. You won't see partisan support on either side for auditing the Fed, much less getting
rid of it. Neither side will consider cutting our massive defense spending to improve our infrastructure. While both sides pay lip service to the
Constitution, neither side has a problem with ignoring it when convenient.
If you look at the Yin Yang symbol, you may see equally opposing sides of light and dark. But when you step back, you see it's all part of the same