The times are a changing?
By Reed Harding
April 23, 2010
Editor of Sitnews,
As the country struggles in the turmoil of unprecedented healthcare
reform by the current centrist administration many misguided
individuals nash their terrible teeth and groan aloud "we
don't want change". I awoke today and realized that I do
not recognize my own country. Things have changed so much this
past year I can't even point out what has actually changed. In
fact, there could have been no change at all but that's not what
everyone is saying so it must be a completely new country devoid
of any principles and understanding that once existed. I can
attest to the validity of the following piece as I wrote it rather
than merely copying someone else's opinion.
Left and right thinking people have divided this country into
two groups. I will call them the lefties and the righties because
it sounds funny and people who think this way are in fact a joke.
The righties are always right and the lefties are always right
as well. This makes a lot of since most people I have met outside
of the United States think that US political structure leans
so far to the right that there is no actual left present rather
the right, the far right, and the extremely far right. While
this is fun to write it really doesn t mean a lot. That is because
left and right are just labels and few people out there prescribe
fully to one or the other.
The cruel truth is we are not all that much different despite
what some people want you to believe. The greatest trick ever
played on the American people is the one that divides us along
imaginary ideological lines. The people who continue to perpetrate
this obvious distortion are the real issue. We need to think
outside these lines to find the real answers that will allow
us to deal with our very real problems.
About: " I am a married
father of two who is a technologically forward thinking individual.
I have studied social policy and history at the University of
Washington. I like to think outside the box and I believe strongly
in the power of our community to work together to meet our challenges."
Received April 21, 2010 - Published
April 23, 2010
By A. M. Johnson
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