Saturday, October 14, 2017

US is deeply divided —left vs. right—and conservatives wage a war of total misunderstanding

Portland Topless ANTIFA SJW FAIL with bonus Snorlax footage

By SJ Otto
While trolling around various web sites I'm more and more aware of the deep divide in this country between the conservative right (Mostly in the Republican Party) and the moderate left. And by moderate left I'm including such groups as the Antifa. Antifa does include some revolutionary anarchists. So it is farther to the left than most Democrats, liberals or both. But the left in this country, such as the people in the above YouTube video, are reacting to the policies of this country's present day leaders and that includes President Donald Trump.
When I look at how unqualified Trump is for the job, it raises a simple question: "how did this guy ever get elected?"
I'm not alone in this thinking and even Trump's Republican allies are scratching their heads. According to CNN:

"Sen. Bob Corker, who engaged in a public feud with President Donald Trump over the weekend, said Trump is setting the country "on the path to World War III."
Trump is a President who is acting "like he's doing 'The Apprentice' or something," the Tennessee Republican said in an interview with The New York Times that was published Sunday night.
"He concerns me," Corker added. "He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation."

So even members of his own party realize that Trump is "a few bricks shy of a load."[1] And yet we have trolls all over the internet defending Trump and tearing down those who want to change this country. And to show just how far removed from reality these conservatives are, look at this comment from a YouTube site:

“Johnny Blaze
3 weeks ago
We are outnumbered because we have jobs to go to and family to raise. We have better things to do than this.”

They seem to really believe that they are the only people in this country who work for a living. Where do they think such people get their money? Do they really believe that many people are on welfare. And:

“Charles Jazwinski
9 hours ago
Well we will only put up with this shit until it gets in the way of our jobs and families. Then it shall be open season because I'm already getting tired of these two foot pussies acting like they are contributing to society.”

They don’t want anyone messing with their jobs or families but they don’t mind taking away health care from the working poor. That would cause working people to die early from disease and these conservatives don’t care. That is one reason why so many people are protesting. They do have jobs. Many have families. These people are trying to survive in a conservative environment that makes that almost impossible to do.
These foolish notions that conservatives have about the left and poor people in general fuel the big divide between the right and left. It is a lot about misunderstanding and a stubbornness to avoid believing in the reality many of us have in our lives.  
This big divide is not going to go away anytime soon. Many leaders on the right deliberately contribute to these misunderstandings in order to use a lot of duped working class conservatives into supporting policies that favor the wealthy and work against those very working class conservatives.
The people who go to these kinds of demonstrations are the foot soldiers in a war of ideas. The bottom line for many folks on the moderate left and right is to defend the status quo and keeping this nation from seeing any kind of serious change. And for many conservatives it is class war on the poorer classes. As seen by those two comments above and the idiot comment the man in that video make ("Thanks for shaving your armpits") show just how backward and ignorant some of these people are. AND THEY VOTE! And that says a lot about the state of our nation today.

[1] a few bricks shy of a load. A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. It can appear in many different forms and variations (for example: a few sandwiches short of a picnic, a few cards shy of a full deck, etc.).

A few bricks shy of a load - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

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