The city mouse versus country mouse rivalry is an American tale as old as the founding fathers. If you're a fan of "Hamilton: An American Musical," you no doubt picked on that theme in the sixth number, "The Farmer Refuted" (based on an actual pre-Revolutionary Alexander Hamilton essay), and throughout much of the second act with the Hamilton versus Thomas Jefferson (urban versus rural) rivalry taking center stage.
The red state versus blue state narrative is a fiction, as it's the counties electoral map which actually gives you a much clearer picture. Every state is magenta, and none are actually red or blue. However, the county map is also grossly inaccurate, as it shows Donald Trump winning an overwhelming majority of the "land," even though he lost the popular vote by three million.
The old Republican tactic of trying to divide and conquer with the moronic “city people aren’t real Americans” narrative has now reached new levels of hypocrisy with Trump...
Welcome to day 220 of the Donald Trump regime and one party rule in these United States. It’s somewhat common to see #ImpeachTrump and #ResignTrump trending nationally on Twitter these days, but it’s clear that unless there’s a major breakthrough in the Robert Mueller investigation very soon, he’s not going anywhere for a while. A... Read more »
Substantial and serious division has always been a part of the American experience. It goes as far back as declaring independence on Great Britain and fighting a revolution for the ideals stated in that document. While it ebbs and flows between strong unity (WWII, 9/11 are great examples) and contentious divisiveness (1960s, the Civil War), we're usually all on the same page when it comes to some basic human rights and civil liberties.
Sadly, 2017 is not one of those times. The cold-blooded murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA was the most publicized in a string of neo-fascist terrorist attacks in the United States. Even after this deplorable tragedy, a poll showed that about 9% of the voting public (roughly 22 million Americans) still believed that Neo-Nazism and white supremacy are acceptable.
The term Alt-Right
is nothing more than a euphemism for white nationalism, a movement whose only political agenda is spreading hate, fake news, bigotry, racism, sexism, xenophobia, misogyny and intolerance. It’s an umbrella term that encompasses Neo-Nazis,
the Ku Klux Klan,
the Aryan Nation
and other hate groups who overtly and proudly seek a race war.
They have no legitimate, realistic policy agendas, and should therefore not be given the same level of platform as those with actual political acumen and ambition. It’s frightening how these groups are now actually in the conversation despite the horrific repugnance of their discourse and agenda...