The American Dream
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Every single day, America is becoming a little bit more divided. It is probably not a stretch to say that there could be more political hatred in this country today than at any time since the Civil War.
In fact, there are some very disturbing signs that the very heated war of words between the two major political parties could soon spill over into very real violence in the streets.
Instead of uniting and focusing on our real enemies and on our real problems, the left and the right in America seem ready to go to war with each other. The mainstream media and those that control both political parties love to play “divide and conquer”, and in America today we are taught to pick one political “team” and to absolutely hate those on the other side. But instead of two real choices, what we really have is a false left/right paradigm. The reality is that the two political parties are controlled by the same people at the highest levels. For example, did you know that 3 of the top 7 donors to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008 were major Wall Street banks? Both the Republicans and the Democrats are very tightly controlled. That is why nothing seems to really change no matter who we elect. But rather than waking up and uniting to take on our real problems, the American people are increasingly choosing to hate one another.
What I am not saying is that any of us should just give up and agree with those that express views that we are 100% opposed to. I am not saying that at all.
But what I am saying is that we can fundamentally disagree with others and yet still love them at the same time.
Right now, political hatred is rising to very frightening levels in America. Just cruise around political websites on the Internet for a while. What you will find will not be pleasant.
Just think about how Democrats and Republicans talk about each other at this point.
How would you describe the emotions that most Republicans feel for most Democrats?
How would you describe the emotions that most Democrats feel for most Republicans?
The sad thing is that the vast majority of the people representing us in Washington D.C. should never receive a single vote from any American voter under any circumstances. We spend so much time defending them when the truth is that nearly all of them should be voted out.
But instead of waking up and understanding what the real issues are, most Americans are rallying around their political “teams” and are seething with hatred for their “enemies”.
Look, without love this country is not going to survive. Yes, we need to vote most of the politicians in Washington D.C. out of office. But that does not mean that we need to obsessively hate them.
The following are just a few recent examples of the rising political hatred that we are seeing in this country….
*A new online video game called “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” allows players to savagely murder notable Republicans such as Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Glenn Beck using a variety of weapons.
*Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa says that he is ready for “war” with the Tea Party….
“We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: the war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They’ve got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner.”
He also added this during his recent speech….
“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong”
Does he really want to “take out” those that belong to the Tea Party?