Biden’s War on America. Everything that progressives went into hysterics over about Trump doing if re-elected is coming to fruition under Biden. Joe’s Administration is not only a national and international disaster, he’s become an autocrat. Even his own Party is turning on him, if only by small degrees.
But power is the watchword and maintaining it the focus. And in order to do that the herd instinct must be respected. Let’s let James Clear writing in his book, Atomic Habits explain.
“Humans are herd animals. We want to fit in, to bond with others, and to earn the respect and approval of our peers. Such inclinations are essential to our survival. For most of our evolutionary history, our ancestors lived in tribes. Becoming separated from the tribe, or worse–being cast out–was a death sentence.”
That seems to sum it up rather nicely. Conform or you are cast out. Separated and alone.
A recent Quinnipiac poll finds Democrats are way out of touch with mainstream America. So in order to survive they must band together until they hope to rise again. And Clear’s straight forward explanation could be why Democrats the likes of Maxine Waters, the Squad, Bernie Sanders, Sheila Jackson Lee, among others, are accepted. And will be as long as they toe the line set for them by the tribe’s alpha males–or females in some cases. But is that good for Country, for Party, or for Self? In my opinion, and obviously the opinion of the country, no.
But if my belief is correct and the need for power is their sole driver, the flames of rancor are continually fanned. And thereby, on the spectrum of civility and collegiality, we are driven away from positions 5 and 6, to find ourselves at positions 3 and 8. I’m old enough to remember when Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill would head-butt each other in the arena of ideas but at 6 o’clock would buy each other a martini. Unfortunately, those days of shared humanity seem past. The days of debate have been taken over by the days of name calling and worse. And while neither Party is completely innocent, it seems the Dems are way ahead in this race.
I just watched a snippet on youtube of Judiciary Committee members refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of their deliberations. The Democrats argued against this 15-second salute to the country because:
a. They already do it on the House floor once a day. By Jerry “The Little Troll” Nadler, D-NY.
b. The same people who want to do it supported “The Big Lie.” Offered by Hank “But Won’t Guam Tip Over” Johnson, D-GA. And,
c. People who supported the 2020 “insurrection” should not be allowed to say it. By David “I Do Not Think (Insurrection) Means What You Think It Means” Cicilline, D-RI.
And for one unbelievable hour, committee business was lost. The country’s business was lost. All to no more than a food fight. But it’s what we’ve come to expect of our educated legislators. Unfortunately.
So until such time that common sense and sanity return to the floor, and bipartisan jousting over the real issues affecting all Americans returns, we’re stuck with 6th graders on the playground without adult supervision. Where are Tip and Ron when we need them?
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