It is no secret–except to those who are willfully blind or terminally stupid–that neither major party in the U.S. has any moral high ground over the other. Most of the time, it is difficult to tell the difference between a Republican and a Democrat. Both claim the other side is made up of haters, self-serving bureaucrats, and people who cannot listen to any opinion other than their own. Well, both sides are correct. Each major party has deteriorated into little more than an armed camp focused on taking the other side down, rather than uplifting These Great United States.
Coming home from one of my many trips I saw a shining example of Republican and Democrat hypocrisy. On a busy overpass leading out of Myrtle Beach there was an assembly of Confederate flag wavers with signs protesting the removal of specific statutes. Yes, I understand that one cannot whitewash or edit history. I also do not understand why anyone wants to celebrate the Confederate side of the War Between the States when they were fighting to keep human slaves. Does that mean I can see both sides of an issue? I don’t think one is allowed to do that anymore.
Hate and Rage on America’s Highways
The Confederate group was assembled peacefully, and therefore they were within their rights. We cannot start trampling the First Amendment merely because we disagree with what a group of individuals are communicating. As traffic inched along at rush hour, however, I noticed many New York and Pennsylvania license plates and thought to myself “this should be good,” as I have lived for many years in both those states.
Sure enough, car windows began rolling down just under the overpass and some “tolerant” liberals from New York with Bernie stickers on their SUVs began shouting to the flag wavers, calling them “haters,” “racists,” and other words that are unworthy of print. Naturally, the little band of rebels reacted in a similar fashion.
Here is a prime example of hate and rage in America. No conversation. No hearing both sides of an argument. No peaceful dialogue. Just anger, name-calling, fist shaking, and the waging of war. The New Yorkers did not have to agree with the assembly of flag wavers, but they were peacefully assembled. How did shrieking “haters!” at them make any positive change?
The assembly also could have chosen not to take the bait and shriek back, but they chose to act just as bad. This is a snapshot of the United States of America in 2017, and yet members of either party dare to claim higher moral ground over the other? Ludicrous.
Both hypocritical parties sit there piously with their closed-off minds, placing the total blame for everything that is wrong with America on the opposing party. Of course, it is certainly true that specific problems in the United States trace back to specific parties. For example, laws attempting to stifle Free Speech have never been introduced by conservative members of Congress, only by liberals. We have also had a majority-Republican Supreme Court for more years than we haven’t since Roe versus Wade, yet supposed pro-life Republicans never overturned abortion on demand.
Burning Down the House
Each side obviously has a specific stupid factor, but it takes a unique brand of idiocy to burn down your own house in an attempt to consume your enemy with fire. Both parties have taken this road, with the GOP leading the way last year when it committed suicide, and subsequently threw the country into chaos. Now all we need is for the Democrat Party to implode as well, and America just might recover.
Donald Trump was not nominated because the GOP thought he was the best choice for America, he was nominated because Alpha-Republicans enjoyed the idea of a big ugly bully to shake his fist at the Left. Of course, Trump has now turned on most of these fine Alphas, but their brains weren’t large enough to see that coming. Naturally, the country overall was disgusted with eight years of failed liberal policies and Hillary Clinton’s corrupt actions, but was Donald Trump the answer? Of course not.
Even now, with Trump’s White House in utter chaos and his record-breaking 34 percent approval rating I still hear supposed conservatives saying “yeah, but wouldn’t it be great if he did thus and so? That would just make the Left SO angry!” My response is usually this: “And once the Left is ‘really really angry,’ will the United States or the conservative agenda then thrive?” This is the point at which I get the blank stare I have come to expect.
Here is modern America, ladies and gentlemen. When anger and revenge drive the bus, it rarely stays on the road and it NEVER reaches its destination. It either runs down an embankment and kills its passengers, or its anger and hatred corrodes its vision and it swerves into oncoming traffic, taking innocent casualties to their death. It is difficult to understand hatred as a game. How does one win?
But the game is on, and the casualty will be the United States if Americans do not defect from these two corrupt organizations and become civilized, educated human beings who can solve problems without rage, violence, and a blood-thirsty quest for revenge.