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GeneralRe: Partisanship is (an awful lot like) treason Pin
Dean Roddey20-May-19 13:08
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Dean Roddey21-May-19 6:21
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The Civil War was about economics. Obviously there was 'partisanship' as there will be in any war, but it wasn't petty bickering over who gets to sit in the big chair. There was serious poop hitting the rotating air foil. And it wasn't the cause of the war, it was caused by the war, and the inevitable encouragement of hate towards the other side that always happens in a conflict. The hate that develops when your relatives are being killed in large numbers is not partisanship in the terms I was discussing.

Did none of you even read my original post? I was very explicitly talking about non-substantive partisanship that is purely just left vs. right bickering and playing the game of thrones. I was talking about stalling our progress and undermining our political system and causing massive cynicism in the population purely to get back on top. And of course the fact that there is now a massive, freely available, world-wide platform for people to demonstrate their polarization, and it's nasty. Go to any video on Youtube that is remotely political and see how much of it is nothing but 'no, you are' bickering by people who have been so polarized that they pretty much see the world in terms of left and right and believe the other side is inherently corrupt while theirs is not.

Add to that the large bucks being thrown into the process of generating polarization in order to keep market share by news organizations. That's not about abortion or civil rights or any other substantive social issue.
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