We're told over and over again that America is becoming more and more polarized. Well, duhh. Politics is all about arguing. As Leviathan grows to envelop more and more things in our lives, we naturally take political sides and argue with each other about it.
It's not that we're becoming more polarized, it's that there are ever new dimensions upon which we can fracture.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu came out recently and said we need more electric cars. Why? Who asked him what we need to drive? The dude has backed one green energy toad after another and has a practically unblemished record of failure, yet he sees the need to rush about telling us all what kind of cars to buy. Thanks to Steve, our collective car purchasing habits are now in the domain of politics.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, noting how Catholic grade school teachers at our kids' school had a three-day gun battle with goons hired by the Diocese where 10 whole blocks of San Diego were laid waste over the lack of birth control coverage in their insurance plans, decided the government had to put an end to the Church's War on Women and jam contraceptives down our throats*. Consequently, people who would never have had a reason to be nasty with each other are re-enacting the 30 Years War on line.
|The ruins of San Diego after the Catholic Condom Riots of 2012.|
If we want more civility and less polarization in our lives, we need less politics.
* - How's that for a mental image?