Wednesday, August 03, 2016
on the other side
Currently we have at least two and maybe more Americas. Where you get your news is a lot of how you see whatever might've happened. I think that the cultural divide is even greater than the partisan one.
An example is what I read last night:
The Obama administration says this is all coincidence, as it was part of $2 billion owed for downing the Iranian airliner by mistake-- That might even be true... but the timing looks like it's not and you can bet the right doesn't see it as coincidence since it was hidden.
Shouldn't the Obama administration have been a little careful at how things look given the hate and distrust that is spinning around? And if it's only reparations, why do it so secretively (read the article)? Don't they know by now that nothing stays secret forever-- especially not that big???
The right considers this revelation one way (Obama is a sneaky dictator and lies all the time) and the left the opposite (coincidence or he did it that way because of the nasty right, who would never understand), and so the divide grows.
Frankly, I don't see how either, of the two major candidates for the Presidency, will be changing this. If Trump really got immediately impeached, unlikely but who knows, and Pence got the office, it wouldn't be better since he is an extreme rightie with very fundamentalist views on our laws.
When you see no hope for a solution, that is depressing.