Posted On: Thursday - August 12th 2021 4:53PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  The Future  alt-right  ctrl-left
I wish I could write "Divided States", plural. If we were divided by State lines or anything close, then the country could try another 1860, hopefully without any President Lincoln thinking there is some good reason to keep this country together. Here is that poll result bar graph from Peak Stupidity's start-of-our-3rd-millennium post of a week back.
Do these responses look like those of a country that will remain in one piece through its 3rd century? You don't have to go back that far to get to a time, say the mid-1980s, when these poll results would have had* most of the same issues at least on both sides of the party divide. Sure, the GOP voters thought the marginal income tax rates are too high, and the D's thought too low. The GOP voters say the military budget must be increased, the D's SAID (before this was a complete warfare state) that is should be decreased. Stances on issues were a matter of degree.
Up above, from recent polls (most obviously, the Kung Flu being an issue), well, the problems that each side sees are completely different, other than one overlapping issue, the economic impact of the Kung Flu.
It's not really just party lines, exactly, as the leaders of the two squad of The Party seem to just amble along on the path to destruction together. I don't see the Red Squad leaders doing anything but mouthing off and then giving in. However, poll respondents who give the answer to "Which party do you support?" don't have a lot of choices, so those who think of the left side (of the bar graph) issues as important pick "Republican" and those on the right say "Democrat".
Besides that number 5, which surprised the hell out of me even being on the D-side, much less by matching the R-voter number within 2 1/2%**, those D-voter "issues" are not national issues at all. Those ludicrous concerns are nothing but Communist talking points. I really wonder whether the respondents pick these just to show their anger or really believe this. If the latter, these people are stupid enough to be truly dangerous. They are useful idiots of modern-day Communism. If the former, than they are just the actual modern-day Communists themselves, so still dangerous.
Americans are not even worried about the same issues now! The ctrl-left simply wants destruction of society, destruction of the Conservatives, especially the alt-right, and even destruction of certain individuals. The alt-right/Conservatives see the issues that have been caused by the ctrl-left Commies and want to nicely and logically explain to the ctrl-left how they are wrong. This is not the politics of a united country. It's not normal, civil politics at all.
It's the prelude for physical division. The only problem with that is, as always, the left is not content to leave the right alone. They want the right to agree with them and submit. Even if possible in this nation divided not along State lines, not county lines, but maybe at the voting precinct level, secession would not be acceptable to the left. Where does that leave us?
PS: It's not that Peak Stupidity puts so much faith in poll results. We have been polled, not even a year back, with a very bad experience and resulting view of the stupidity of the current process. I just figured that if these results come from straightforward questions with enough appropriate answers, a lot to ask, I know, the results above might be meaningful, at least.
* Hey, sorry, we go by memory here quite often here at Peak Stupidity. I did a little searching for back up data, but got nothing yet. Any commenters with some better results please paste in some links for us.
** Yes, within 2 "percentage points" is correct, but it would mean something different if it were 3% vs 5%. I mean here % difference in percentage points.