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America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms

Hektor Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:57 AM
I'm afraid that's where it's headed. We have a voting majority that thinks government creates "stuff" by decree, and don't realize government goodies come from taxes, and those are collected from people who work for a living (NOT the 47%-ers, BTW). These people received government-approved educations. They don't know squat about US history, have never read the Constitution, and think the Founding Fathers are a group of men their mothers told them could be their father. They think Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, and Lincoln are currency units. They know zip about how government raises money. Well, they've got a big awakening coming, when the working half runs out of money, or goes on the dole itself.

You know who won the election (or whether we face another Florida 2000), and as I write I don't.

But whether Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in Two Americas.

The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn't been for some time.

That was an America of universal media, in which everyone watched one of three...