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TGIF – September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

The fallacies of polling.

A poll says that a majority of people think President Trump is dividing the nation. That might be the least informed polling data of the recent news cycle.

Trump didn’t divide us. He just ripped the scab off largely politically created divisions that were already there.

The last four decades have all been about emphasizing our differences, not our commonalties.

Communities of color did not just wake up on November 8, 2016 and decide to demonize and destroy the white race, figuratively or actually. Women didn’t suddenly find their voices on January 21, 2017.

The political strategy of division has been in control at least since the early 1960’s, if not well before that. And well before that means back to the dawn of history.

As long as there have been people who want power, the strategy has been to divide and conquer.

So the next time some news organization or social justice coalition trumpets their polling as the voice of the nation, ask yourselves whose interests are being served by the poll.

The chances are the focus will become clear.

Harvey’s future impact.  

At some time in the future should we look at the larger ramifications of Hurricane Harvey from a national perspective?

As local gas prices move back into the three dollar and up range, the wisdom of having critical industries like refineries concentrated in disaster-prone areas should be studied.

Hurricanes and floods are beyond our control.  Their impact can and should be examined for possible mitigation.

Credit where credit is due.

Kudos to Democrats in general and Nancy Pelosi in particular for finally recognizing that anarchists like the so-called anitifa groups are domestic terrorists.

Bad is bad, no matter which side of the fence it’s on.

From → op-ed

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