The evolving polarity of politics within our federal government seems to be at an all-time high. I can remember following politics ever since Bill
Clinton came into office and the big issue was the morality of Clinton; mass-media and the masses of people seemed to be unconcerned with other
But, recently with the Bush administration I have noticed a great line dividing the two big parties, GOP and Democrats, in an even greater extent than
Clinton. Mass protests, support/criticism in media and journalism, tv ads, scandals, and much more seem to occur almost on a daily basis now. Even
fights occur based on people who watch the movie of Michael Moore, who is a democrat in one state he registered in. While the GOP defends the
administration, and Democrats largely oppose it, the people seem to be getting more and more separated in political beliefs. Bush now is associated
as the poster-boy of the Republicans, and we have Democrats who, although are not in office, are equally guilty of the same propaganda to divide the
Bush states "You are with us or against us," and Moore states "The Bush administration are criminals." So, you have this very well defined line
emerging between Bush Administration-supporters and Bush Administration-opposers. In the minds of most, this forms the line between a Republican and
a Democrat. Those who end up falling in this category frequently, though not all of them, have reduced to name calling. At least, this is the view
seen within mainstream media and journalism. Abstract ideas are presented and the policies are largely untouched.
I was reading a thread recently, this one here:
The article in this thread talked about the effects of mainstream media upon the minds of its listeners. So, we essentially take in these daily feeds
of scandals, protests, support, and all of it is meant to engrain in our minds a sense of polarity between Democratic and Republican lines based on
the Bush Administration. All of this is based on the sense of morality and conspiracy. Bush claims that those who believe in conspiraces are wrong
and guilty of whatever, and the morality reduces to name calling. In the sense that those who believe in the greater good are arguing those who
believe in all-around peace. Once again, it reduces itself to Democrats and Republicans in the minds of most.
The issues, in particular our domestic issues, are being left out of the loop. Gore defends more environmental protection, but does so in a way that
focuses wholly on criticising the Bush adminstration. So the picture we see on main-stream media is a short clip of Gore being passionate and
insulting the Bush administration. Bush turns around and uses this clip to show members of the Republican party that Gore displays "hateful
So where does the conspiracy fit in? Republicans and Democrats are exemplefying a beast of insults and deception. They would both like us to split
ourselves between party lines and forget why we even chose the party we joined in the first place. This will have a widespread effect on the younger
population. They will remember hearing all the time about Bush/Republicans and Democrats to form their view of the party based on the ACTIONS of one
administration, the Bush Jr. Yet, the older and/or more focused will remember it. The mass media and journalism are unwitting (or they might know?)
partners in this intentional deception on the part of both the parties. 1. They want to take focus off of the issues, which really make up the
parties. 2. They also want to take away votes of third parties so as to erase them.
What will this accomplish? 1. By taking focus off the issues, the parties will be able to coordinate with each other on a COMMON CAUSE. The masses
supporting the two parties will be reduced to name-calling and deception based on the daily occurences in mass media on Bush's administration. The
two parties will essentially be able to run the country together, perhaps through the Illuminati? This could only be good as far as allowing things
to run more smoothly, but who would ever want to centralize the power of the two biggest political parties in the US, its absurd.
2. More people will follow along the lines of Democrats and Republicans. People will be swayed by such talk as, "I'll do anything it takes to get
Bush out of office..." and they will join the Democratic party. Republicans get stronger by people who defend what the Bush adminstration does in
office. And here's the important part, there is no definite evidence to prove a conspiracy in the Bush Administration. If there were, members would
be going to trial. So, those who don't believe in the conspiracy theories based on the lack of evidence will be swayed by the outcomes and
intentions of the policies of the Bush adminstration.
3. How did this happen? This whole debacle started with September 11, 2001, one of the biggest tragedies on American soil, certainly it is the most
recent. Many people have begun to focus on terrorism as a result. We have Bush talking about the "war on terror" and Democrats criticising how we
handle the case. Nobody is even asking key questions about 9/11 anymore. 9/11 has been used as a ticket to attack any country that may harbor
terrorism or possibly be supportive. Don't be fooled, Democrats too will use 9/11 to further causes and emphasize schisms with Republicans. The
other domestic issues have totally fallen off the map. Nothing has happened since 9/11, its not like this is a frequent thing, yet the Bush
administration wants to emphasize the possibility of attacks. Democrats focus solely on how the war on terror is faught. Neither seems to want to
ask if there is any credible threat anymore. We hear about how the CIA manipulated data for the Iraqi War, then we turn around and rely on the CIA
for the intelligence telling us another terror attack is immenent. Maybe it will never happen again no matter what else we do!
Of course, there will be exceptions as there always are. Many people will realize that neither party is totally in the right. They will focus on the
issues and determine their party lines there. Another option is that people realize they are in a third party or even no party whatsoever based on
the issues. One thing for sure is that noone can defend the tactics of both the parties, while third parties may be guilty of the same cause, they
are not as prevalent.
I'm concerened with the masses though who will wholly be affected by the recent tactics of the two parties to sway votes and establish a good
dividing line between the two. I believe we will see mass voter turnout with this election based on those who like what's going on and those who
don't. This will ultimately be aided by mass-media, journalism, and corporations. Corporations such as shown in this thread:
The basis of choice for ketchup is being established by party lines. Theresa Heinz is the wife of John Kerry, Democratic Presidential Candidate, so
if you are with the GOP, don't buy Heinz ketchup. Once again, this engraining of party lines: Democrat and Republican.
Here's another good example I found on BTS:
What I'd like to ask you is if you think this is a conspiracy between the two parties to take the focus off other issues so they can work together on
a common goal? Whether you think mass-media and corporations help this out and in what ways? Can you ever remember when American politics have been
divided to such a degree? And what do you think will be the ultimate benefit to the parties assuming they are working towards a common cause?
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