Every generation or so, a major secular shift takes place that shakes up the existing paradigm.
It happens in industry, finance, literature, sports, manufacturing, technology, entertainment, travel, communication, etc.
I would like to discuss the paradigm shift that is occurring in politics.
For a long time, American politics has been defined by a Left/Right dynamic.
It was Conservatives versus Liberals on a variety of issues.
Pro-Life versus Pro-Choice,
Tax Cuts vs. More Spending,
Pro-War vs Peaceniks,
Environmental Protections vs. Economic Growth,
Pro-Union vs. Union-Free,
Gay Marriage vs. Family Values,
School Choice vs. Public Schools,
Regulation vs. Free Markets.
[ … and other meaningless and simplistic debates & distractions ]
The new dynamic, however, has moved past the old Left Right paradigm.
We now live in an era defined by increasing Corporate influence and authority over the individual.
These two “interest groups”
– I can barely suppress snorting derisively over that phrase –
have been on a headlong collision course for decades,
which came to a head with the financial collapse and bailouts.
Where there is massive concentrations of wealth and influence, there will be abuse of power.