posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 07:29 PM
I think you have some very good points. I don't really think the pendulum is extended to either side right now, I think it's broken. But the
division or gap between the people is getting larger and larger. People are so polarized.
I try not to adopt a permanent stance on either side and buy into the party or liberal/conservative mindset, but it's really hard when one side
attacks me for what they perceive to be my politics. You know, when I get called a 'Tulipwalker' or 'stupid hippie' because I support the
Constitution, it's really hard for me not to look at the attacker as an 'insane neocon'.
Thing is, when we're talking gun control, the same people who called me these names are happy to have me on their side, because like I said, I
support the Constitution. Funny, though, I've never been called a name for supporting firearm ownership.
When one side 'attacks', the other side feels it has to get a bigger weapon to insure it will win, which only provokes the first side to get an even
bigger weapon... It reminds me of the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon where they each keep getting bigger and bigger guns until the guns are as big as the