Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The More You Think, The More You Worry....
No, I worry that any outcome is so close to 50-50 that we will never agree again. And while I wish it weren't so, I think the election might just harden thoughts. Particularly if we elect more and more strident partisans.
A smart man (ERN) thinks that the answer is a break up of the country into two or four groups (the south & mountain plains and the rest or the south, the northeast, the midwest and the west - depending). I tended not to believe for a long time - it might be too hard to unravel the whole, you know UNITED States, thing.
But Scotland just got a vote to devolve in 2014, Catalan is working on one. If so, maybe that is the way we go - and maybe it would be for the best. Culturally the south, Texas plus, West Coast, Northeast and Midwest are pretty different.
George W. Bush blew it. After 9/11 he should have called us together as a country - asked for sacrifice, and moved us forward. He told us to shop and go to Disneyland.