On blogs, on Twitter, on cable news, it appears that pundits and politicians and experts are all going through the motions discussing the political divide and the seemingly intractable problems facing America. Everyone appears tired. Almost all areas of our lives have been politicized. Al Gore has even said we have no choice, that genetically we are Progressives or Conservatives, political robots following our built in programs.
Polls show that Americans are cynical regarding Congress and government's ability to do anything positive. I hear people say that nothing in DC ever changes. What's the use, right? This is a dangerous mindset if it is widespread. When Americans get to the point they think nothing can be done, and when political players aren't even thinking about their roles, just going through the motions, we become a spiritless, dying nation. Surely I'm overstating the case. Surely we'll all push back and get this big private sector economy moving again so that people are moving toward prosperity and pursuit of happiness, not just drowning their minds in the constant buzz of pop culture. Surely we won't allow government to beat us down until we're lifeless. Yes, I'm overstating the problem. I have to be overstating the problem.