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Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

Mary218 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:47 AM
There is an economic parallel to Hostess playing out in Europe and the US. As politicians made promises and changed our federal model into a central power, no one considered the long-term viability of such a scheme. Apparently no one bothered studying what happened to the Soviet Union, even more statist than the US, but basically the same mindset. The money has run out, and no amount of taxation can pay our debt. Long-term survival of the country appears to be returning power back to the state and local governments, including all social programs. Otherwise, the union will break apart, like the USSR did 20 years ago.

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...