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Brand Selvia

What if....?

Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 10:40 AM
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    "...how nasty and misguided our politics has seemed to become"??

    Here is a perfect example of the myopic tendencies of the younger generation who believe that history started a week before they were born - or even sometime after.

    Politics in this country has always been one of opposition that could be considered nasty when witnessed through the lens of correspondence and journalism of the time.

    Our country was founded on opposition - the "revolutionaries" who wished to break free from British rule, and the Tories who remained loyal to the King of England.

    From there you have the Northern colonies and the Southern colonies that were at odds, which later became the division between the Federalists and the Anti-federalists.

    Later on, you had the Union and the Confederacy.

    And even within the Union itself there were competing factions.

    These are but a few and I could go on and on...but perhaps it would be easiest to stop here and simply encourage you to learn a little history. Real history.

    And in case you were wondering - no, its not just America. Conflict is nearly as old as creation itself. It is a driver of the human condition worldwide - those in power versus those who seek it.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Thu, Aug 29, 2019, at 9:18 AM
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