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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Did you ever go to another state or country, and then have occasion to return after years away? When my mother died, I returned to Brentwood, Long Island, where I grew up. It was a TOTALLY different place. Much more developed, heavy traffic, and the feeling of nostalgia, left me immediately!</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Well, I listened to Donald Trumps speech from South Carolina today, and got the same feeling. I have been away from America for many years now, and the nostalgia I had, left me! After listening to Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, and then Trump, I realized that MY AMERICA no longer exists.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">You see, I believe in the DIALECTIC! That by comparing arguments, and eliminating that which conflicts in extreme, a person can find truth to act upon.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><a href="http://csmt.uchicago.edu/glossary2004/dialectic.htm">http://csmt.uchicago.edu/glossary2004/dialectic.htm</a></p>" target="_blank"><p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">In my America, the Democratic Party represented the working people. I was raised a Democrat, because my family were working class. Republicans represented the business class, and the rich. Well, the working class needs the business class to provide jobs and factories to work in, and we all need the rich to invest in those enterprises and finance development.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">All realized we need each other! Democrats brought OSHA, unions and most of all RESPECT to workers. Republicans brought Industry and prosperity to communities. I was part of some union negotiations, and participated in strikes, but it always ended in Compromise! The company maintaining the profit margin needed to do business, workers getting protection and benefits to live a good life.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">But I heard Maxine Waters calling for civil unrest, and personal attacks on anyone associated with the Trump admin. And Nancy Pelosi calling for protection of immigrants, and defiance of federal statutes. None seeking compromise, or new legislation. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Then I heard Trump blowing his own trumpet on how great everything is; and realized that Dialectic as a means of finding the best way to solve a problem is </span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;"><strong>DEAD</strong></span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">!</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">So Dialectic as a means of discovery is dead.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Journalism, as a means of discovering information is dead.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Honest appraisal of activity is dead.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Google Parrots who post on social media, are brain dead.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">The only thing alive and well is EMOTION. Hate the other side, even if you once agreed with him. Oppose the other sides ideas and actions, even if it presents a solution to a problem.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Dialectic is dead! Which means reasonable solutions are dead. Which means compromise is dead. And reasonable doubt died a long time ago.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">So I can not go home again, because the America where all opinions were allowed, i.e. &#8220;I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Is dead, and no longer exists! </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Epitaph. THE LATE GREAT UNITED STATES.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">POST SCRIPT</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">I hear more and more people use the word absolutely, when presenting an argument. To me, that means they don't understand the issue. After all, if you don't understand there are two or more sides to an issue, how can you understand why it is an issue? How silly would you look debating a one sided issue?</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">But that is what American society has become; you are either on one side or the other; left or right, liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, Black or White, gay or straight. We assign names to diminish each other. WE argue constantly, but never come to an understanding.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Social progress is at a standstill World Wide. And those who are suffering the most, are the one's in society that need understanding the most!</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><a></a>&#8220;<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;">Hitherto men have always formed wrong ideas about themselves, about what they are and what they ought to be. They have arranged their relations according to their ideas of God, of normal man, etc. The products of their brains have got out of their hands. They, the creators, have bowed down before their creations.&#8221; <br />&#8213; <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7084.Karl_Marx">Karl" target="_blank">Marx</a>, <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/15400404">The" target="_blank">German Ideology</a> </span></p> <p>&#160;</p>