Saturday, July 11, 2015
There are now a number of continually warring camps in our politics and also culture.
One tends to work on the basis that the evidence of what works supports their position ( primarily the right of centre / conservative view ) and the other that everything must be changed and manipulated to compel everyone to act in the way that it wishes ( the left and socially liberal group - though it should be noted that in many ways social liberalism is really just the route by which the left weakens societies institutions to achieve its primary aim ).
In democracies we assume that both sides will have their turn in government, but since the left is better at the art of deceit with its march though the institutions and is now threatening everything people hold dear such as their families, marriages and how their children are brought up you have to wonder if this settlement of taking turns can last.
perhaps it will soon be totally unacceptable for 49% to be ruled by 51% - even if the 49% think their turn may come. ( Yes I know with modern democracy the participation levels are far lower overall ).
In the past you would have taken a group of like minded people and taken the Mayflower to the New World.
But that option no longer exists. The planet is full, and no one is letting us off it in the near future.
So can we continue to live together ?
As nations are broken down by immigration and diversity maybe the common settlement and agreement of shred fate will be also.
It is perhaps strange that no one talks of separation. After all what would happen if say all the Socialist went to one end of the country and the conservatives went to the other end and had separate governments ?
How long can the culture wars that David Cameron started carry on before one side just wants to leave the other to its fate ?