Can the Union Survive?

For me, the failure of the so-called “super committee” sharply illustrates the overwhelming and disturbing reality that this country is, indeed,
irreconcilably divided, rendering political compromise virtually impossible.

Many years in the making, this increasingly irreparable ideological divide
separates socialism and capitalism, statism and individual liberty.

And no matter how hard we try, like oil and water these competing ideologies can never, ever mix.

Deeply ideologically divided, the unsettling reality is now patently obvious: we are now and have been for some time a nation headed for political dissolution. The November 2012 elections may delay that disintegration, but only temporarily. Like our Constitution, our union too is on life support.

Gone are the simpler, more wholesome times in the past when Americans shared first principles, divided only by relatively innocuous political gamesmanship rather than fiercely opposing ideological convictions.

In the face of these severely divergent political viewpoints, sustaining an
“indivisible union” may, in the longer term, be but a pipe dream.

Just calling like I see it.

But, hey! It was a great ride while it lasted.

(“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell.)


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