Culture Wars: Manufactured Fights Looking for a Fight

I really think most of the culture wars promoted and engergized from the Right are fights looking for a fight that isn’t there. The Republicans are like a playground bully that is losing its relevance so they have to keep poking kids to remind them they are the “playground bully.” They are all geared up for a fight, and by God, they are going to find somebody to fight with over something, anything, but they are going to fight. They have to keep their job as the playground bully. I mean, hey, they are at risk of losing their relevance. Kids are moving on and not taking the bait from the bully so its time to pick some more fights, poke some more kids, and remind everyone that the bully is still here. (Think Ron Desantis – good example of the playground bully wannabe)This is how the Right keeps their Base stirred up and agitated. Really, if this is what agitates a Base, what kind of Base is it? I am sorry, if the Republican Base thinks the world is looking down their noses at them, they got that right, and it is well earned.

Why not build something, fix something, do something to make our lives better? Why always want to agitate and inflame? I don’t get it. We do have some real problems that if both sides put their minds to them, could go a long way to some meaningful solutions and fixes.

If the only way you can keep your Base involved is by agitation, then you are not helpling anyone. But, you are probably achieving the real one thing you want – to stay in power. That’s what most of this is all about, politicians doing bad things to keep and stay in power. About 50 years from now, and maybe sooner, historians will look at most of these mouthy agitators as a bunch of tinpot mouthpieces that amounted to nothing and made life worse for everyone.

Hardly a day goes by when one or more of these jerks (fair label here) runs their mouth just to make the news cycle. I am thinking of Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Ron Desantis, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn, Paul Gossar, Lauren Boebert, and of course, the Trumps. This is really like a cast audition for the Jerry Springer Show.

All noise makers and not contributors to anything good, but they got to keep their jobs as the designated playground bullies, or gee, they are losing their relevance – can’t let that happen.

Published by Ed Pirie

I am a Vermonter, been one all my life. That just about tells you all you need to know. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. There is a lot in the world I do not understand. My writing is my attempt to wrap my head around much that is swirling around me. Some time ago gasoline pumps changed to the way they look now. I had stopped to fill my Jeep and I could not get the gas to pump to save my life. I went inside and complained to the attendant. She knew me and said, "Ed, the whole world is changing and if you don't figure out the changes you are going to fall off the earth as it spins around." Well, I am not always successful figuring out the changes, but my writing is my way of working through some of them. I hope you enjoy.

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  1. OMG! I am still laughing your description of the people of Trumpworld as “…a cast audition for the Jerry Springer Show.” Perfect!


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