We have become a nation dominated by extremists. You’re either dead right or you’re dead wrong. There seems to no longer be any middle ground. Far right or far left, with an ever decreasing political center.
Candidates seem to be wearing rose-colored glasses, uncritically and unquestioningly following their party’s talking points. No one is listening. Compromise is a dirty word. Negotiation is a sign of weakness. Partisanship at any cost is flowing like an ever-growing rivulet through the labyrinth of government bureaucracies.
In the meantime, across the globe, far-right politicians are winning elections by stoking fears, fanning the flames of unrest, and appealing to the poor and disenfranchised. And the climate change deniers who are now in charge are ignoring the facts and crying hoax while our planet is dying.
Please, America, be sure to vote a week from today. We need to stop this insanity.
Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (dead), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (center), Scotts Daily Prompt (glasses), Word of the Day Challenge (rivulet), Your Daily Word Prompt (labyrinth), and Daily Addictions (globe).