I understand the desire to see this nation come together like we have in the past, but then, we haven’t been this divided since the Civil War. Here is another example of the 180 degree rule to illustrate just how far apart we are today:
Well here’s something: Self-described “traditional Liberal Democrat” radio host Mike Malloy is not ashamed to have a total and complete meltdown on air.
“This guy, this Limbaugh, this is one of the most vile human beings ever to live! If Limbaugh had the power he would open gas chambers! If Limbaugh had the power, he would line up people up against the wall and execute them! If Limbaugh had the power, he would destroy children because he can’t have any! The only thing he sees in children as sex partners! This is a sick, evil, degenerate man!
“Why is he on the air? This is not First Amendment protected speech! This son of a bitch is evil, rotten to the core!” Malloy continued.
Now, do you think Malloy’s understands that his words are at least as ugly as anything he can point to that Limbaugh may have ever said? Do you think Malloy cares that Limbaugh has never once suggested anything like Malloy claims Limbaugh wants to do, or that such actions are traditionally the acts of Leftist regimes (hence my invoking of the 180 degree rule)?
I wonder whether or not Malloy understands that Limbaugh likely thinks something similar about him? Or whether Malloy understands that, if Limbaugh were to think the same of him, history would be on Limbaugh’s side and not Malloy’s?
Either way, this is how the Left and the Right see each other today. Now, how do you reconcile that divide? Historically, you don’t: one side has to defeat and subjugate the other — just like the North did to the South in the Civil War.