A look at the mess that has become our state and nation......
and other assorted commentary.
Monday, April 11, 2011
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MIDDLE
It used to be there was a large segment of American Society that fit into the political middle on most issues and there were small fringe groups on the left and the right. Now its just the opposite. We have large percentages of people who identify with the far left and a large percentage who identify with the far right. Meanwhile, the center appears to be the smallest group. I don't think these divisions happened overnight. They have been building and developing over the past 40-50 years. The left has become comprised of people who have learned to "beat the system" or take advantage of it in some way. This group is comprised of individuals like, Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, who contribute by constantly playing the race card to benefit themselves, or unwed mothers, who have children in order to collect welfare, or even god-awful politicians like Nancy Pelosi or Barney Frank who recklessly work to destroy our country for their own gain, while the right has become populated with citizens who are fed up with the likes of those listed above and who have become more vocal and act out to stop the other side in any way possible. This side is comprised of the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Shawn Hannity, Second Amendment advocates and Tea Party members and others. Thus what we end up with is simply a ballooning left, bent on taking from the working middle class and redistributing wealth to themselves and there ilk and a ballooning right that is rising up to stop the madness. As a result, the victim in this whole episode is the American Center. It makes one think that we are choosing sides for one final battle, much like the gunfighters at the OK Corral. What we know for sure is that only one side will be walking out at the end. The question is, will there still be a country left for the winner to enjoy?