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Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

Gene158 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:09 AM
We can't get along. Our ideals are just too fundamentally different. Divide the country up into 3 parts. The West Coast, in all their liberal glory....lets see how long they last. The Northeast, in all their liberal, union glory.....lets see how long they last. And lastly, the Southeast-Midwest(from Texas to the Canadian Border)-Mountain State(excluding Colorado and Nevada...lets see how long they last)....the rest will survive no problem. We have the food, the oil, the industry and more importantly. the people that will make it work, not suck the life out of one another.
rhinegarten Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:24 AM
In the defense of Nevada, I lived there for 15 years in the northern part. Those people are quite conservative. The problem is that they are outnumbered by the communist factions in Vegas to the south.

When Clinton was in office, there was even talk of joining more conservative northern California and northern Nevada into one state, and the overwhelming number of communists in southern California and southern Nevada in to another state. Of course it never went anywhere.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:49 AM
It's like that everywhere rhinegarten, here in WA there are plenty of conservative people outside of the metropolitan area's. You wouldn't know it by our elections though.
rhinegarten Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:59 AM
...interesting...Here in southern AZ this town is becoming the left wing capitol and the county went for Obama. The rest of the state, including the much larger Phoenix metro area, went for Romney.

During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days.

King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility.

Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...