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Good Morning Middle America, your King of Simple News is on the air.


Divide and conquer is the strategy that has been employed for years in American politics and I might say; it is working well.


I don’t know about the rest of you, but the tags of “Crazed liberal whacko environmental scum sucking nut jobs” on one side, and “Rich corporate war mongering conservative neo-con globalist traitors” on the other side, is wearing a little thin with me. I think they are talking about my neighbors?


But that is where we are isn’t it? The purposeful never ending war that is waged between so called liberals and conservatives is far more destructive than Iraq will ever be. We are all in the civilian military waging war against our neighbors and don’t even get paid for it.


The politicians on one side of the aisle blame the ones on the other side of the aisle for everything that goes wrong. And, we believe them.


Clinton did this, Reagan did that, Carter started it, Bush finished it, Roosevelt and Hoover get thrown in to the mix and the argument pursues endlessly while we pick the best of the worst candidates to vote for.


That line in the sand is imaginary but absolutely necessary in order that no administration takes certain blame for their actions that cannot be unloaded on the former or the next administration or the one from 50 years ago. Otherwise, we would have one dominant party that did all the right things and one ostracized party that did all of the wrong things, but don’t worry, that won’t happen. We aren’t interested in right and wrong, we are interested in left wingers and right wingers.


Let’s take one example of recent times, the Reagan haters and the Clinton lovers vs. the Clinton haters and the Reagan lovers.


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Mike Folkerth is the author of "The Biggest Lie Ever Believed" and is not your run-of-the-mill author of finance and economics. The former real estate broker, developer, private real estate fund manager, auctioneer, Alaskan bush pilot, (more...)
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