Partisanship and the bickering it breeds is killing us. It makes us lose focus of the real priorities and issues as it derails countless discussions
and take our eyes off what the real issues and the real root causes are. It prevents compromise and solutions. We're arguing with each other and
stalling progress as this country crumbles.
Not picking on anyone in particular, because this kind of thing is all over the board and all over the web and other media, and all over the world.
People are making big bucks making it their careers too.
But do you realize how much more powerful a message you can send just by couching things in a more generic way? How much more attention and focus you
could get? Words and tone matter. For example, think about thread titles.
Barrack Obama Demands .."Believe What We Tell You"
Our Conspiring Government Demands, "Believe What We Tell You"
GOP cuts food stamp funding as unemployment soars
Congress cuts food stamp funding as unemployment soars
How many more people would come to your thread if the title doesn't automatically turn at least half of them off?
Sure, one way gets you the attention of those who will come to fight with you on the same level, but is that what you really want? And it also
attracts those who already think the way you do. That's kind of boring, no?
How many more would sit up and take notice and make connections and retain continuity of the issues and see what's happening instead of being trapped
in this endless, spiraling vortex of partisan bickering and insults.
How many more people would contribute to the discussion of the issue?
Seriously, this kind of thing dilutes both the message and the seriousness of what is happening and is effectively paralyzing we the people—as
intended by nefarious forces. They love us divided and feuding among ourselves as they merrily do whatever the hell they please.
STOP helping them divide us!
In this spirit, I issue a challenge to all partisan poster here at ATS. For one week, try to post the same stories and same responses you would
normally post but without that spin. Look at it as an American and not as any other label.
Think it would make a difference? Is anyone up for it?
edit on 5/5/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)