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Originally posted by Mr Mxyztplk
Part of the problem is how we frame our question on political quandaries,
Are you pro gay marriage or antigay marriage? Some are pro some against. Most people I’ve spoken to don’t really care either way, it doesn’t affect their lives.
The extremist haven’t polarized America they have only polarized TV and debate forums, while most people like always fall some in between on any given issue.
So, it appears to me that this country is drifting, or perhaps rushing headlong, towards a state where no significant discussion can take place. We merely have the two extreme sides screaming at each other, often about trivialities.
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
So you think it is more due to things like the fact (I believe, anyway) that we no longer have 'news' programs in this country, we have drama and entertainment programs and 24-hour reality shows? And it is the extremists on either side that bring in the bucks?