The Great Divide Is Anything But Great
Almost everyday on the Morning News you'll hear us talk about the frustrations and problems of a divided America. If we all had a "live and let live" attitude that would be one thing but we don't.
You may have seen this comparison elsewhere. It's been around in one form or another. In this instance, a letter to the editor in a Michigan online newspaper points out the nature of the divide.
"If a conservative doesn’t like guns he won’t buy one; if a liberal does not like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat; if a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone..... If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels; liberals demand those they don’t like it to be shut down. If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church; a liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced......"
Does that ring true to you? Think about it.
A recent article from the Heritage Foundation starts out:
"America’s founding creed is “e pluribus unum.” “Out of many, one.” That is the motto that appears on the seal of the House of Representatives. The greatness of America comes from the melting of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds into one American family."
That's how we started as a country, but can you say that's where we are today? What we hear, what we are force fed is - Out of many, even more, and each with demands and grievances and no common ground. Identity politics divides, pits one segment of America against another and is the path pursued by the left. Here's a primer on Identity Politics.
Case in point from the same Heritage Foundation article
"While leftists use the Black Lives Matter movement to excuse the destruction and looting of black small businesses and black homes, we hear nothing from leftists on the House floor pushing back on this violence...Those who traffic in unfair name-calling don’t want to unify Americans as part of a shared history, a shared pursuit of justice, or economic prosperity. Identity politics stands diametrically opposed to e pluribus unum, and therefore, stands diametrically opposed to the values of the United States of America."
This post is a Head's Up of what America's future might look like depending on how the election turns out. So as the Republicans take their turn at a national convention, I encourage you to read the Heritage Foundation article written by Representative Ted Budd, North Carolina's 13th Congressional District. And then, if you really wants some interesting thoughts to chew on, give a listen to professor Jordan Peterson's take of the politics of the left.
As they say on the funny baking show - Nailed it!