Irreconcilable differences used to be grounds for divorce. Perhaps they still are - I don't know. Papa and I have been married since before the Goddess invented dirt. In the sterile language of the law irreconcilable differences simply means that two people can't agree on a basis for being married and never will agree. According to the corporate owned, fee for service, truth is money and money is truth media, this kind of intractable disagreement would seem to divide our body politic pretty much equally. I have never believed in the reality of an equally divided nation.
Still and all, the fact remains that we are saddled with a situation, real or manufactured, that is grating our society up like hard cheese and scattering the bits to the wind. For my part, I believe that there is a small, vocal and overly well publicized group who insist that principles - and they seem to think they have a monopoly - depend upon loving America and hating the United States; loving the Constitution and hating the government that was formed by the men who wrote it; loving the Almighty and hating all "he" created; loving freedom and hating equality; loving Christianity and hating mercy; loving life and hating the living.
I submit that it is time to bring this charade to an end. As in the House of Representatives where 30 to 40 fanatics are holding this country's legislative body for ransom, awaiting their orders from Rightwing media's purveyors of social purification - Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to name but a few - it is time for people of good will to stand up in defiance and shout "enough is enough". We can start by questioning the expertise and every poll offered to us by some grinning media magpie as proof that this organized schizophrenia has irreparably placed our nation in the hands of the greedy, the self promoting and the worst elements in our political Gestalt. It is worth as much as our survival to do so. We have to fight the apathy that stems in part from the distortion, misinformation and lying through omission that characterizes much of the circus that was once known as the Free Press.