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Forum Post: The problem is too much inclusiveness.

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 15, 2012, 3:06 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL
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At least for politicians and even some on the forum. As the election proved, people are becoming far too tolerant of one another. Race, gender, what divided us in the past is no longer reliable. So we need to expand innocuous labels outside of their intended use like Democrat and Republican which used to only matter in the ballot box for most Americans, in order to use as a replacement. Now it's on track to divide the country. It's being deployed here on this forum to create cliques, in the media for demographic kettling, and since a few folks have reportedly lost their jobs over partisan comments on social networks, it's even become the new workplace discrimination. Which the job place political discrimination is illegal by the way. Welcome to discrimination reborn.

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Divide and conquer

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

It's tragic. Even more so than the soullessness of politicians and the do nothing class, the lack of empathy brought about by inexperience. Whats worse is that some of these people with no apparent connection to being an American are middle-aged. I'm beginning to think that the American culture cannot be appreciated by those who've not yet met it's struggles in person. There is something missing from their character that just seems so obvious to those of us who have seen both the strife and reward our culture brings. An appreciation found only in actually living in this country and not just existing in it. Maybe that is the real divide. Maybe that is what our leaders are missing. And I don't know that is repairable, by protest or any other means.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2690) 1 year ago

Here are some hopeful messages on the topic.

http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_wright_on_optimism.html

[-] 1 points by RedDragon (-161) 1 year ago

Personally, I think average people have tried. But all is now lost; we are all "born again."