Skip to comments.Vanity: Have We Reached the Point of No Return in Politics?
Posted on 08/01/2011 11:01:55 AM PDT by Raycpa
I have always thought that the direction our country would be set by people yielding to practical solutions that work. The left has always wanted us to be socialists but at least willing to push for changes that did little or no damage to our countries economy or its military status. The right has been patient with the left. Like a parent trying to discipline a child, the right has restrained itself and just like a parent has given in too much and given too little discipline.
However, I sense that we have reached a point of no return. The left doesn't care anymore if they destroy the country. They do not think our current country is worth saving. The goal of having their utopia created by government outweighs their rational thinking about the consequences.
The right has given up expecting their wayward child to change. They have metaphorically packed their kids bags and have disowned them. The right no longer wants anything to do with the left, even to the point that cooperation is reasonable. The right no longer wants to compromise because every past effort to compromise has ended with the left pushing just a little farther and no progress is being made for them to see they are wrong.
So, we are at a point that seems to me to be unbridgeable. We have two countries. Two countries sharing the same geography, government, businesses, social and religious structures. Two countries with two fundamentally opposed world views are not sustainable.
Yes, we have, it’s over. (not joking)
Yes, we have, its over. (not joking)
I think the point of no return was reached sometime between the elections of 2006 and 2008.
The next step is civil war.
Count on it.
CWII is around the corner...
With a Fed. Gov’t that spends 1/4 of every dollar in this country, the institutional bias, habits and corruption are certainly seem to be pointing in one direction only.
You can’t turn an aircraft carrier quickly, but you can turn it.
Yes, pretty much (for all intents and purposes). The masks of pretense will still be displayed as long as possible, but more and more people are learning the truth each day. (Sadly not enough to make a difference at this point.)
Ditto that...it’s the only logical conclusion.
I just posted this on another thread:
As far as I am concerned, Washington, DC is now nothing more than a shovel ready job that is waiting to be done. So we should gather our shovels, march on Washington...and bury it.
Unfortunately, I think the "government" you mention has chosen sides, and it ain't our side.
Not when a nutcase and his supporters have taken over the bridge and locked the rest of the crew out.
Ready when y'all are...
The Right can not abide the Left's moral 'belief's' and the tolerant Left can not tolerate the right. It's over.
Someone in Russia is laughing right now. No shots fired in the end.
I've not felt this pessimistic before.
Well, in many ways, we are two countries. Socially, culturally, economically, politically, there are Two Americas. (does John Edwards have that phrase trademarked?)
I could imagine a future of America splitting. The northeast could split and be its own liberal country. Ditto with west coast liberal states.
Secession has been unthinkable. But with some liberal areas becoming so liberal/radical, and seeing irreconciliable views on taxes/spending/role of government/social issues, I think it’s possible that this could happen.
Throw illegal immigration and the changing demographics of this country into the mix, and it’s not out of the question that the map of America could change somehow.
Maybe we could just wall off the cities.
Calling Snake Plissken... calling Snake Plissken...
Reached it, and then some...
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