This should probably be an essay. If it was it would be too long and few here would read it. So I'm cutting out a bit of content and making it a
thread which may leave out some exploration of details. So this OP may be a bit incomplete. It's in the mud pit so both sides can take their shots at
me. I'm taking shots at both sides. It's a bit of rambling.
First I have to admit that I was only partially accurate that the left would destroy their own party through cancel culture and the oppression
olympics. While I expected a Trump win and an accelerated demise of the left we got a Biden win, as suspect as I am of the election integrity, and it
seems the tide has turned. It's not the first I've seen of this and even leading up to the election I started feeling the right was too far gone.
Throughout this administration there's been aggression against those who didn't buy in to all the conspiracy and "the plan". As I said before the
direction the left is heading will lead to their destruction. Now, with what is shaping up to be a Trump loss, in a questionable election we see the
right accelerating to catch up. This could be a good thing for other parties. The left has alienated independent voters, but now the right is actively
alienating independent voters as well. I think, foolishly perhaps, that Tulsi Gabbard may be positioning herself for a strong showing in 2024. She
needs to completely leave the DNC orbit, but hopefully not jump into bed with a crappy existing 3rd party. I liked her before she proposed eliminating
domestic spying and now I'm really hoping she'll do well.
I've always been a fiscal conservative and social liberal. I'd say I fall to the extreme left on civil liberties prior to the madness of the past
decade. I've always been fine with gay marriage, transgendered adults making their own decisions, and social welfare for the truly needy. Now the left
has become about allowing children to take hormones, minorities being infallible, and general discontent about any kind of sophisticated problem they
can break down to oppression. I was leaning right because of that. Now the right is all about anybody that disagrees is a communist, a shill, or at
the apex a pedophile. Pedophile is the Nazi of the right. Both sides have become all or nothing totalitarian movements. It isn't a comfortable
position for a centrist, not that being a centrist has ever been anything but a constant battle. It seems the center is further from each extreme than
ever. That might be a good thing.
The center has never been more alienated. For a while under Trump the center, for those that could ignore the absurdist media, had a place. Trump, in
spite of the media telling us otherwise, did try to enact a centrist agenda. Peace treaties and no new wars should be something both sides can agree
upon. He tried to get Congress to fix immigration, which I think is a reasonable centrist view. Unfortunately he tried to cultivate relationships with
the far right. The most disappointing thing about his tenure is that he was so demonized that the left was completely unwilling to advance any good
policy that he would have agreed with. He leans left if you look at leftist ideals historically. So much great policy could have been pushed through
if the swamp could have, for even a moment, considered the good of the people. Of course all policy would have needed the support of McConnell, a
disgusting legacy senator, to even pass. If the left didn't shut down any progress Trump wanted then he was there to shut it down.
The election, as far as I'm concerned, was a sham. There's been funny business. Yeah yeah yeah, the court cases have been dismissed. Of course they
are dismissed because the entities supervising the elections won't submit to detailed examination. You can tell me there is no evidence of fraud and I
will tell you that thousands of elections happen globally and a large percentage of them are considered fraudulent. Those that supervise elections are
never going to admit fraud or even incompetent staff. I have no faith in the election process, and for various other reasons, I have no faith in equal
While many of you dismiss those who are disenfranchised by the election I think a wiser approach may be to look at the wider implications. I,
personally, have watched the Clinton email scandal and dozens of other high profile crimes go through discovery with no consequences. As far as I'm
concerned the law is arbitrary, unenforceable, and should be ignored. I spent four decades as a slave to onerous laws that can be ignored if you have
the right connections. I've skirted laws in the past, but only minor things and this has been the final straw for me. I will ignore any law that I
believe I can get away with. If politicians can ignore law then so can I.
Without law and a society willing to abide by that law there is no country, no government, and no safety net. I can see us devolving. I recommend that
everybody, left or right, consider the consequences of our politicians being lawless. Consider, in spite of who wins, the implications of a faithless
I'm a centrist, though both sides will say otherwise. I think there are far more that agree with me, brushing off extremism, than there are hardcore
party loyalists. If I, a meek little law abider, am adopting a lawless philosophy then how many others are leaning the same way? I really hope this
continues on the same trajectory. A third party would be amazing. Bring the chaos.
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