One vision of the American house. Unseen behind the advertising are the pimps and the bouncers who enforce the rules and take theirs off the top. Don't get out of line.
From RedState. Erickson is much more direct than this bit of fuzzy thinking while dancing around the real subject, entitled "The Age of Rage."
Look, we are here because the left-collectivists have been in a war against the Founders' Republic (assisted by their GOP fellow-travelers of the ruling class) for at least a hundred years. Again, I refer to Billy Beck, "All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war."
Folks can cluck their tongues about "polarization" and "partisanship" but the fact of the matter is that such people are always using those words to refer to THE OTHER GUY AND NOT THEMSELVES.
It is foolish to try to tar paper over such a structural divide. In fact, it cannot be done and to spend all your time trying is to offer yourself up to eviction by the guy who thinks he is the landlord and has the right to chuck you out of your own house.
I welcome "polarization" and "partisanship" for that very reason. Let us quit beating around the bush.
We view the house as our home, they view it as a house of prostitution run by a corrupt gang enforced by particularly vicious bouncers.
One or the other vision is going to win out in the end.
I vote that it be ours, not theirs.