agreed and I am not calling for the change itself.
only that when someone says Unity should be a goal, we dont say Post Partisan Unity is a Schtick that they send the wrong message.
they say unity is the problem and should be avoided when really its what has been needed.
if you believe Post Partisan is something to reach for then you weren't who this was too, only those who keep saying its bad. it is teaching the next generation that striving for post partisanship is bad.
after the really awesome discussion here, that completely made me ignore 2 classes tonight.
my vision of unity is the grassroots movement of the left and the grassroots movement of the right (they will start building one after they lose). seeing a problem and coming together to bring about the necessary change.
Will they agree on a solution? no, will it be easy no.
but both sides will be honest with each other that there is a problem, and that they will deal with it so another generation will not have to.
they will debate, they will discuss, but they will fix it.
but it can only happen, when both sides believe it can happen, thus Generations need to start wanting it to happen, and passing this ideal down to future generations until a day comes and I think it will.
When the Grassroots movements on both sides will form a partnership, they will Unite and solve a problem. And they will teach other generations that this is how Politics is done.
indeed I know was attracted to Obama because you know what i really believed it.
I really believe we don't have to be Red States and Blue States, but it only happens because each generation teaches the other this is how it works.
can anyone change that who know, but I think eventually a generation has to go you know what, we will be the first to really try, and at the very least we will ingrain our children with the ideal to actually want to work towards unity and a common destiny for the country.
I play online games with 15 year olds who join us older people in discussion of politics, its just amazing to see a 15 year old talk about politics, and I think what are we teaching them if they watch the current state of politics.
but it seems to be such an unpopular Idea.
to me I just thought it was an idea rooted in the very principals of this country.
"it seems hard, and i don't see how it can be done, but a country that doesn't let politics divide it!? well just like there were those who said a black president? one day. I now too say a country that can actually unite to solve problems without needing a crisis? you know what? one day"
you guys simply believe it can't happen or its bad, so you are trying to convince me it's bad or can't happen.
Not what the progressive movement is all about.
get out there and show em it can be done.
Unity is embedded in the promise of this nation, otherwise what point is there for a democracy if not for the people to unite together and bring about the changes their times call for.
If not united to achieving certain goals, what is the democratic party for?
and why is it so impossible to believe one day instead of uniting around parties, the country as a whole can unite and solve problems.
I am not saying being a utopia, but I am saying that when we see a problem, it doesn't get talked about for 30 years waiting until we are forced to do something.
Unity = we see a problem, we discuss, we fix.
just because it seems impossible now, doesn't mean you think you need to convince future generations it is always impossible for them too.
oh, I thought it was both Whites and Blacks coming together to solve that, Unity no?
the problem is you only think in parties, EVERY solution has come about by people uniting to solve it. they didn't care about parties or ideologies, only that there was a problem that needed everyone's help.
I am simply saying what if we taught future generations to stop needing crisis, to get the big stuff done?
how will we do that? we have to unite with 1 goal, and that's to solve which ever problems face us.
I am saying now my Generation can do something different, I have friends who are conservatives, we can talk for hours.
what if one day we both ran the respective parties? why couldn't we talk and think through tings then, like we do now?
except for politics will teach us this is impossible.