It is amazin how ‘controlled’ Americans have become. Majority opinion rules! And, if anyone does not go along with the views of the ‘majority,’ they are ostracized, ridiculed, and labeled a ‘kook’ or classified in the derogatory sense as ‘different’ (in 1831, the great French scholar, Alexis de Tocqueville called this phenomenon, ‘the tyranny of the majority- and, in his great book “Democracy in America,” he predicted that this social phenomenon would along with greed destroy our country). It is doing just that!
Let us look at politics for example because being an election year, it is in the public spotlight and millions of Americans are talking about it. While Washington and many of our other Founding Fathers warned about the dangers partisanship (and political ‘parties’) would pose to our government and society – in time, the ruling elite in this country introduced partisanship to the American people in a very vicious way – to keep the populace divided so that the elites might maintain their reign. And, of course, every means of transferrence imaginable (media, propaganda, education, religion, fiance and economics) was and has been used to promote partisanship into every aspect of American life. The result of this has been a two-party political system that rests in the hands of corporatists, fascists, socialists and zealots working for one common goal – domination over the masses.
The fraudulent two party political system in America has worked so well in turning people into partisans that even saying the words Democrat and Republican can evoke unbridled passions and hatred in even the most mild-mannered individual. At the crux of this partisanship is a ‘paradigm’ designed to make people choose sides. This paradigm has two positions, a ‘left’ and a ‘right’ or, if you prefer, ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative.’
Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans cannot fathom how the political system works in their country and, they are locked in a state of cognitive dissonance that prevents them from thinking beyond the partisan divide that helps to set our social and political norms.
It is frustrating to see and listen to all of the petty partisan name-calling and political antics that people engage in these days. But, we must remember that when it comes to recognizing the paradigm and the dangers of partisanship – most Americans are incapable of doing so. Therefore, and as frustrating as it is, we must give them a pass for their ignorance.
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