...Are we, as a country, moving apart into "a house divided against itself"
again? Where do we end up, 40 years from now?
I'm sitting here watching Hotel Rwanda, & was wondering if that darkness could ever come knocking at our doors? Could the United States ever become so segmented & factionalized again, that we would turn on each other?
How many times in history have factions decided its OK to destroy the other because they are evil, lower life, or unclean. The Republicans use Religion as a wedge to win votes, but the side effect is dangerous...
...There are members of the Republican base that believe that we as Democrats represent & enable evil on Earth. The Republicans stoke that feeling by implying that it's "God's Will"
that people vote Republican, & that it's a sin to vote for a Democrat. The Republicans have argued that if you vote Democrat, you are helping the terrorists.
If you believe that shit, how much of a leap does it take to enable violence? We have Homosexuals attacked. We've had conservative put out Wanted lists of Liberals. We've had Doctors that performed Abortions murdered & their offices bombed. We've had a Federal office building bombed.
We once split when North & South had 2 differing ideologies of what the "American" way of life should be. Today it feels like Blue & Red America are sliding further away from one another in that respect. How far apart can we slide, before the ties that bind us together as Americans break?
If you want to see something scary, look at this. This is the division of the country for the American Civil War...
...Below is the 2004 Presidential Election Results. With some exceptions in the close swing states like Ohio & Iowa , the maps are almost the same...
Update [2005-5-4 0:59:37 by Rimjob]:
I see some of you are already carving up the country, & creating new ones too.
Secession IS NOT the solution. We need to find a way to bridge the differences & get through to those in Red America. Our mission as Democrats should be to truly make us UNITED STATES.
Too many have died & sacrificed, for us to throw away a 2 centuries old UNION.