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Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
Partisanship and "partisan politics" seem to be the issue on everyone's minds and lips these days, nowhere more so than within the United States. The controversy has even spilled over into ATS. Disguised yet deliberate manipulation of community, group and individual opinion is alluded to and the old "divided we fall" flag is pulled out and emphatically waved as a call for solidarity and a focus on the issues free from predisposition.
Ironically, the cry against partisanship and for unity appears to now be an apparatus used to push for enactment of the Patriot Act. What happens when that very cry is taken up and utilized to further the agendas of the very elements that it is designed to constrain and illuminate? Mind games and semantics. Confused yet?