OK, we have two different Americas. Red and Blue. The world is horribly politicized. As one writer commented, after Osama bin Laden's new video came out, once Fox commentator mentioned that he "seems to be favoring Kerry." That's pretty fucking bad, when even the most hated man in America (who wasn't running for President) is turned into a partisan tool.
Now, do you see this as ever being restored? Are the divisions too deep? Well, lets start out with what we can agree on. I think we all agree that personal freedom is important... wait, no, eleven states banned gay marriage and some also banned civil unions. Hmmm.... Well, we can agree that fighting terror is important, just as long as it doesn't involve invading a country that never threatened us and only served to piss off more Muslims which greatly increased Osama bin Laden's recruiting drives, what a stupid fucking deci... wait, sorry. My bad. Damn, this is going to be harder than I thought.
You know it's bad when you're listening to Sean Hannity's radio program (what? I was stuck in a terribly traffic jam in a semi-remote area, give me a break) and he goes from bashing liberals in one breath to blaming them for the current partisan bickering in the other. Now that guy's an idiot. Hmmmmm....
Can we at least agree that Sean Hannity is stupid? Well, then how about Britney Spears? And man, that Olsen girl looks like she's been doin' too much coke. And Oprah's fat again, ha! Or is she thin...? Ahhh, celebrity gossip, a unifying force for all Americans.
Seriously though, if, three years after 9/11 we're more bitterly divided than we've been in a long-ass time, can anything save us?
“It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”
George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises