a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
This post boils back down to the issue of the left and right coming to some common ground. Which, due to the social manipulation that's become our
regular culture in America, seems impossible.
You can't point out Trump's flaws to a conservative.
You can't point out Obama's flaws to a liberal.
You can't explain that you may be 'okay' or 'not okay' with abortions depending on the circumstances - you can't explain this view to either side. You
either have to be pro-life or pro-choice, no room for an in-between.
You can't explain that you're a feminist AND you're okay with a simple old school lifestyle - being a housewife maybe, adopting old ways of chivalry
while advocating women's rights. To both sides, this idea is gibberish. Again, they all stamp their foot and demand you to pick a side, no
You can't be pro-gun AND pro-gay marriage. You cannot adopt ideals from both sides - you have to pick a side and assimilate to whatever they believe
You can't explain that you believe in government cover-ups BUT you don't believe in conspiracy theories. Government cover-ups are a fact - many of
them are documented. Whereas, conspiracy theories range into wild, bizarre territories like the planes from 9/11 being holographic. But no - you can't
be 'woke' and open-minded without being lumped with the crazier conspirators out there. Yet again, you must choose - you're either a sheep or a
lunatic. No one accepts an in-between.
I could go on.
The gist of it is this; we've grown accustomed to the routine of choosing sides and shouting at each other. The fact that many activists lose sight of
blatant social division keeps the system of manipulation thriving. Mainstream and alternative media outlets are both at fault for this, broadcasting
at each other's throats while real stories remain buried and ignored.
Basically... your post is too one-sided. I do understand your point (I know plenty of the Trump supporters you're referring to, as I live in
Tennessee, redneck hell), but this biased stupidity resides on every side of this pointless social struggle.
Realizing this and coming to a collective compromise is the only way out. For that, I'd think we need to unplug from the voices for a while, but I
don't see that happening.