Monday, June 27, 2011
why are we so Angry as a people this summer ?
Is this a symptom of the economy ? social disruption ? Class warfare ? Why is anyone who makes a lot of money a capitalist pig and why is anyone who spends his life worrying about the poor and hungry a communist ?
Of course this is stupid for me to compare national issues to the issues we face here in Bozeangeles. Though we do have an oppressive city government intent on taxing and spending us to death. And a population that is divided along racial , economic and religious ties. Why have we let the political parties and talking heads on tv do that to us ?
Why have we let them divide us int Democrat and republican Rich, middle class and working poor. Or the one I hate the most is Red State , Blue state. This phrase has provided the most divisive feeling among the voting population.and it is even worse because it was coined by one f the few honest political reporter on tV Tim Russert ( may he rest in peace)
The terms red states and blue states came into use in 2000 to refer to those states of the United States whose residents predominantly vote for the Republican Party or Democratic Party presidential candidates, respectively. A blue state tends to vote for the Democratic Party, and a red state tends to vote for the Republican Party, although the colors were often reversed or different colors used before the 2000 election. According to AlterNet and The Washington Post, the terms were coined by journalist Tim Russert, during his televised coverage of the 2000 presidential election. That was not the first election during which the news media used colored maps to graphically depict voter preferences in the various states, but it was the first time a standard color scheme took hold. Since 2000, usage of the term has been expanded to differentiate between states being perceived as liberal and those perceived as conservative.
This unofficial system of political colors used in the United States is the reverse of that in most other long-established democracies, where blue represents right-wing and conservative parties, and red represents left-wing and social democratic parties.