The conservative base is more divided than ever, and the Democrats have arranged themselves in a wagon wheel formation. Divided, the GOP will suffer,
as tea partiers alienate the "older classical Republicans", which alienate other, more moderate Republicans.
As far as I can tell, the Democrats seem fairly homogenous.
There are many ideologies floating around in conservative circles right now, and each faction seems fairly ardent and steadfast in their beliefs. I
honestly will be interested to see how the GOP comes up with a presidential candidate that all the Republicans can fall in line behind.
on 31-1-2014 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
Mystik Mushroom, does it not seem to you that a lot of these conservative speeches that are going around are some of the most radical things our
nation has ever heard? I mean conservatives are practically crying to repeal the scientific basis of evolution and repeal the ethics that have been
accepted since the end of World War II and the Geneva Convention happened.
I think this could turn into a disaster, no one is realizing it, but this is a somewhat dangerous nationalist movement. This kind of thing has been
predicted to happen after periods of Atheism and cultural vacuum. Watch out Mystik Mushroom - if the nationalism sucks in everywhere but the biggest
cities, it could be a shock when it starts encroaching on them as well and when people head out for fresh air, there isn't any.
I can tell you right now that the areas I live in are radicalizing hard
to the right, quite possibly more conservative than I think things have
ever been in the U.S. in the entire 20th Century.
The peer pressure can get pretty rough - I stood up for the minimum wage here on A.T.S. the other day because not only is it the humanitarian thing to
do, but the facts are showing that it would help the economy.
When a lot of our country is blind to a win-win that obvious, something pretty big is blinding them. I am calling out a problem. There is a dangerous
nationalist movement in the rising. I saw something like this coming though as the result of too much change at once from the left a while back -
Which is why I was warning about the results of suppressing free speech - I made comments about suppressing free speech not changing anyone's minds,
but sending them underground to fester - I'm saying that if you are a Democrat living in a big city you might not even be aware of how radicalized
parts of the U.S. are getting and when you run into it, you are going to be shocked.
As a Democrat in a big city, you might think that the things you here are random crazy people - what I'm telling you is isn't. What Democrats need to
do is turn off their T.V. and leave the isolation chambers of the big cities and take a trip to somewhere else for a week or two and engage in
conversation with the locals there.
In a lot of ways, it is too late, this is a result of not engaging the opposing side (conservatives) in dialogue and ignoring them and thinking it
would go away.
I'm not talking about the O.P. specifically - I am talking about a polarization that has reached exceptionally dangerous levels. You could think of it
as the difference of being self-aware (liberal) and not self-aware (conservative) as those are aspects I attribute to the two parties at the moment.
And I'm still not talking about the O.P., I am saying there is a movement that is not based on any evidence and not to be reasoned with, which I might
as well leave the O.P. out and just say I'm noticing the trend.
edit on 31amFri, 31 Jan 2014 04:38:36 -0600kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake
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