What Have the Left Been Doing Wrong?
Where I Tread Water
First of all, let me state that I accept (and have accepted) the leadership of President Obama and of President Trump. I don't have to completely agree with someone to agree that the governing system in place on our nation's land transcends the individual and personal pride. I say that I stand on the right; although, it may be more accurate to say that we all are treading water in different area of the same lake. That being stated, neither fellow Republicans nor my beloved Democrats will always be happy with my opinions. Our freedom of speech is one of many items which unites us in this wonderful country.
The Importance Of Helping
It may seem strange that I apparently offer so much advice to the left. You see, competition is essential to success. Plenty of folk have hated (or, at least disliked) the Soviet Union. However, if it wasn't for their technological, philosophical, and cultural success, then we (the Americans of the United States) would never have put men on the moon. If the left is weak, then the right will follow. And, visa versa. My desire to help the left is also my desire to help the right. Too many people forget how close our views really are. Often, both sides are trying to accomplish the same goals - just by varying means.
First Thing's First
Perhaps one of the worse items for the left right now is the publicity. More than ever, the left seems to be the source of jokes and outrage from reasonable people. Of course, this isn't the primary problem; extremists on both sides have been the initiation of such things almost equally I might state. So, what is the issue that distinguishes the left from the right in 2019 and preceding years? I suspect that there exist a number of variables. Still, the absence of true enthusiasm is a huge part to the perceived problem at hand. And, is there honestly a lack? Yes and no. You see, Bernie Sanders should have been chosen to run against President Trump if the Democrats had possessed any real desire to win. Bernie had the passion, the fire, and the love of the people in his base. He would have likely even obtained some Republican votes, along with the votes of many Independents. Hillary, for better or for worse, is despised by members of the right and the left and all places in between. Although Hillary Clinton was the obvious candidate for some of the very rich and powerful, the average Joe did not view her as serving in their best interest. Thus, the Democrats synthesized their own political suicide. In the Information Age, the lower classes of the economic strata are growing wiser and more intelligent. That being included herein, too many voters in a free nation will not vote in the sole interest of the very rich. I disagree with the leftist idea of heavily taxing the very rich. But, many of the super rich don't even pay taxes! We humble workers, students, and worker-students are far more united than we realize. Let us not trivialize too much over items that have no matter. "No me importa" as my best friend would say.
Next On The List
Additionally, the left now has the issue of youth. Too many individuals with a large quantity of power on the left are still, to me anyway, children. We on the right often put merit in the wisdom acquired with age. This is sometimes misplaced, but it is far less done so than when pretending in the experienced wisdom of inexperienced kids. Some of my Democratic friends may quote the Bible, and that it very fine indeed. Still, I am not sure that ALL "babes" spout wisdom when they open their mouths. At certain times in our life, I feel that it is our meditation on the younger in our older age that is sometimes the source of wisdom. Whatever the New Testament means, I doubt it has everything to do with kids singing about pooper scoopers. And, yes, I am unfortunately aware that Kanye is on "my side" of the political spectrum. Or, maybe he's a complete troll. Whom knows?
The Conclusion Or End
I will end my point by stating the obvious; we can love each other more than our own lives without always agreeing on everything that is known to us. My family is built from many faiths, jobs, education levels, races, and financial statueses. And, I would lay down my life for my family. Love transcends such menial matters. We'd be so much stronger if we united. We're truthfully not that different.
© 2019 Alexander James Guckenberger