The Nuance Behind Our Organized Divide.
The elites are dividing us, but it isn't as simple as believing both sides are bad.
The common belief that both political parties are bad and that the elite want to divide the populace is true, but the dynamic they describe is only partially accurate. The people who boast this information are usually third party voters, moderates, or non-political people at all. What most of them have in common is that they do not want to be held accountable by either side for any beliefs they do or do not possess. The fact that republicans tend not to discriminate against people for their views is why the national standard has shifted the country into a center-left framework, but this dynamic itself is what exemplifies that the theory isn’t black and white.
It implies that left and right are symptoms of subversion rather than inherent values, that the elite class has to work in the dark, and that democracy is inherently favorable to achieve a better quality of life. While all of these sub-points factor into the full equation, none of them hold enough merit in practice to fully represent the totem pole that our country embraces today.
The political left and right dynamic has existed since the time of the French Revolution, but their philosophical foundations for practical use go back much further. Our elite class of today has many names, but it was not likely to be puppeteering early Greek philosophy. For our politics to be entirely artificial, their sphere of influence would have to date back far longer than reasonably possible. This matters because it explains that our elites do not create our differences, but exploit what is already going to be there regardless of which system is in place. Perhaps the most incorrect part of the original theory is that the elites work in the shadows. Everything is public, the money trails in particular.
While we may not always know who exactly pulls which strings, we do know they hold influence over Congress, three letter agencies, and organized lobbyist groups. Our political establishment includes most of our politicians, which is why there is in fact a concerted effort to make those outside of it appear to be the crazy ones. The far ends of the spectrum don’t have to agree with each other, but there is truth in the idea that they are united against the elites’ desires. For the radical left, this stems from a disagreement on economics. From the far right, this split is about morality.
The elite need hardline capitalism and a demoralized population for maximum influence. By isolating the detractors and artificially hurting their public image, everyone else within the system is seen as normal for lending support to omnibus spending packages, aggressive military force, and unfavorable trade policies. All of this happens in broad daylight. Hiding it from the public would imply they have shame, fear, or any sense of wrongdoing whatsoever. This is the country we live in, and it is mostly attributable to our democracy ™.
People like Elon Musk tend to think in terms of the majority being competent, where the popular vote is valued and mob rule is not a concern. According to this line of thought, the center aisle of politics would be preferable. On the other hand, we’ve established that the center dwellers are the ones without convictions. Not even getting into the intellect of the common person, why should the ones who don’t hold a vision one way or the other dictate how our government is run? It’s antithetical and also fundamentally fueling the elite. They want you demoralized, without a cause. Having a vision is dangerous, and having it gain public support is deadly. This is why the Trump revolution was not allowed to continue.
If you as an individual feel that your one true purpose is to engage in civics, all that matters to you is that you can do that. Voting becomes a sacred act, and you would never even consider that your quality of life could improve under another system. You are made to despise the countries that practice dictatorship, monarchy, and theocracy. This has nothing to do with their merits or historical impacts of course, but rather their implicitly unified populace. It’s not to say one system is clearly better as much as it is interesting that the elite’s propaganda is centered around a cultural revolution that just so happens to keep the wheels turning. They subconsciously dictate what you care about and how hard you are supposed to.
This doesn’t mean that anyone who strays from the center is correct, because the battles between left and right are once again very real. Once the elite’s influence is taken out of the equation, what you are left with is the never-ending struggle for a better life. The left claims our current society is oppressive and it needs to be recreated, while the right states we need to heal society with order and morality. With the center fueling those who hate us, one of the remaining sides must be correct. Personally, I would have to defer to the physiognomy for this one.
The people who subscribe to the leftist worldview are far more often dysgenic, depressed, and self-hating than those on the right. If you don’t live for something, you’ll die for nothing, and the true curse of Generation Z and so on is growing up without a purpose. This is curable, mostly through spiritual devotion and a healthy lifestyle, but it’s not happening for the masses by design. Our human urge to connect and empathize in groups puts us in a place where the majority of the population unknowingly support the agenda to harm our standards of living and divide us further. Without expecting a successful military coup or ever-looming societal collapse, you can say no to the status quo next time they offer two watered down or corrupt individuals. Only accept those they have persecuted, as that is who they fear.
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