Saturday, March 28, 2009

Politics on the Scale

Is there really a right or left political view of the world anymore. I think it really doesn't exist.
If you are a progressive, does that make one a leftist or extremist? The things that this country was founded on would make one an extremist by today's standards. If you leaned too far to the right, one used to be called or labeled a Reactionary. Now they just call one a right winger or a
religious fanatic. Considering that nobody really stands left or right on all issues, is it not time to
expand where we stand on common ground and try to reach solutions from there. Sure many have tried and Obama surely is trying harder than any I've seen in a long time, but I fear it may be too late for those who have thought one way for so long, to change anything significant. Their brain will not let them break away from the old comfortable so-called mainstream. Are we doomed to becoming a nation of third world proportions because we allow fear to run our lives?
Progressive thinking is not possible because it fits the extreme frame of mind?
Religious right wingers are just too crazy to have any validity? Has winning become so important that we lose all sense of right and wrong? I really wonder and hope not, but I do not see anything to really believe in anymore. What is the driving force needed to bring this great nation together?
Does anyone have a real solution? I would love to hear it!

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