Leftland/Rightland-a proposal

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:02 AM
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Leftland/Rightland

So, an idea that has surfaced from time to time came to my mind once again, following the latest round of bickering in Washington. It seems like rather than the two parties balancing each other, they only serve to create gridlock. Each party is convinced that their policies are the only sure way to guide the country and that the other side’s are a sure way to ruin, destruction and misery.

It goes this way in the private sector as well-Red State and Blue State, and never the two shall meet. True, there are plenty of us in the “Purple,” but it doesn’t really matter. The hatred and division runs deep. You can’t have a discussion about religion or politics without someone going off on you. People worry about another civil war or a race war-the war’s already here. It’s between the creationists and the evolutionists, the abortionists and the antis, the gay rights advocates and the bashers. It just hasn’t gotten very bloody-yet.

The idea came about actually when I overheard some guy in a bar say, “You watch. This country’s gonna split right down the middle-Conservatives and Liberals. We’ll have two different countries one day. And that would be just fine with me.”

I would hazard a guess that such an action would be “just fine” with other people, too. A lot of other people.

I’m not suggesting secession or anything like that. I don’t want to break up this still-great country. What I’m proposing is a daring social experiment:

We would create two small temporary protectorates on U.S soil. We can use land in Montana or Alaska or someplace of that nature. Each one would be a self-sustaining city, built completely behind impassable walls. For the purposes of this discussion, I’m calling them Leftland and Rightland.

Both Leftland and Rightland would mirror the US as a whole in every possible demographic possible-age, race, sex, income etc. Both city-states would be completely subject to United States authority, with the exception that they could pass laws-only applicable in their borders-that reflected their designated ideologies.

Every citizen of both places would be voluntary, but no one would be allowed to leave or enter until the experiment was finished. Both sides could produce as much propaganda as they wanted, but it would have to stay confined to the borders of their own city.

In Leftland, you could have gay marriage and abortion on demand. You would never hear about God or religion if you didn’t want to. If the city wanted to vote to set up a socialist state, they could do it. In Rightland, the citizens could have Randian Objectivism, ban condoms, teach the Bible as science, whatever.

We close the doors and don’t open them for 10 (20? 50?) years. Then we open them up and see what we have. Who has the best society? Who is happy? Free?

Would this settle the arguing once and for all about who’s right and wrong? Or would we see that the two sides need each other, that it’s a cooperation, not a contest?
edit on 2-3-2013 by Snsoc because: (no reason given)
edit on 2-3-2013 by Snsoc because: spacing




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:08 AM
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Where would those of us who refuse to align themselves with either party live? I guess I'll just stay where i am here in Cali. I am weather spoiled no matter the political climate.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:19 AM
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Obama signs sweeping US budget cuts into effect


BBC version

I was just writing a thread on this and your's appeared

Anyhow here's the news as seen by Brits



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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I agree with your OP entirely, great thread.

IMHO the fanatic supporters carry a heavy deal of the guilt as well. At any and every given moment they slam the other party with their one-lined remarks that are completely baseless. "It's the damn Republicans fault!" "It's the Democrats and their liberal views that have blah blah blah."

I see it all the time, it seems like the bigger picture is being completely missed. It doesn't take a degree to realize that our politicians are greedy, manipulative, and don't serve anyone but themselves and certain orginazations/corporations that helped ensure their position in this systematic political madness.

History has shown us that it isn't an isolated incident when it
comes to a group of self-proclaimed 'elitists' that thrive like parasites off the average person. All the while, they squeeze every penny and bit of humanity out of us so they can support their global dominance and the brainwashing propaganda that is mainstream media and the entertainment industry that it includes.

It blows my mind that people support ANY politician in the United States. As Tupac said, they got money to fight their wars but not feed the poor. They don't serve us, they never have, never will. It's madness, and ultimately we are an ends to a mean.

We are pawns on their chessboards. Welcome to upside town, right is wrong and wrong is right.

Slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength, war is peace.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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Ew, left and right?

How about North and South? I can't stand the South, they're like a different country anyway.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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Your already in leftland



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:47 AM
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No. Thanks, but I don't think so. I won't settle for anything short of having our republic back. When the federal government's about the size and has the budget of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, I think we'll see which founders had the best idea for all involved....
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