Stanford Researcher Warns We Are Reaching "A Social Boiling Point."
The Dems are power-hungry. They have the majority in both Houses and there is a Dem in the White House. But that's not enough for them. Dems are also planning to pack the court. They are only thwarted by a few semi-moderate Dems that are not letting them just ram legislation through the Senate. Dems are only showing some bi-partisanship because of the moderates in their party. This is largely because we are a divided nation. So Dems are trying to get everything they can passed before they lose their majority. Stanford University Researcher Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an immigrant that knows all about division and tribalism. She claims America is heading towards a civil war.
" Numerous studies support the hypothesis that American life — not just politics, but life in general — has become deeply polarized. The deeply divided society we now live in increasingly reminds me of clan or tribal behavior in Africa."
"We were captives of an echo chamber, hearing constantly of the evils of the neighboring Hawiye clan. We were taught from a young age that the Hawiye were coming to rape, rob, and destroy us. In response, we amassed weapons, hoarded food and exhorted young men (as young as 12) to join the military. The looming threat of the Hawiye was so great that my mother eventually sent my sister and me abroad."
"In the end, because of such protracted tribal tensions, Somalia collapsed into civil war. Every attempt at mediation proved incapable of handling the deep-seated mistrust and hatred that accumulated by each clan over the years; tribal elders, reluctant to compromise, could not de-escalate the situation. With such high levels of distrust, the conflict spiraled into bloodshed.
While such violence has yet to seize America, all the tribalist ingredients are present. There is a blind commitment to one party or the other; emotions are running high; there is a lack of trust in civic institutions. If such tribalism isn’t overcome, it’s only a matter of time before the situation escalates."
"We are, I fear, close to the precipice of serious destabilization. Many American cities are either militarized (Washington, DC), near a social boiling point (Minneapolis), or have capitulated to anarchist protests and pressures (Portland, Seattle). These tribal quirks run deep on both sides of the aisle. Many Republicans continue to dispute the legitimacy of the result of the last presidential election; while on the left, the woke are eroding the Democratic Party from the inside, as identity politics displace universalist aspirations. Some citizens are viewed as part of oppressive groups, some as part of oppressed groups. A person’s individual actions can generally do little to change the immutable characteristics of the tribe to which they belong."
We do need to bridge the gap. The Left has gone off the rails, even Liberal Bill Maher is now calling out his own party for being far too radical with all of this B.S. cancel culture and "Woke" P.C. culture that is destroying our country. The problem is the left is not even close to moderate anymore. They are a breath away from being socialist despite the MSM claiming Biden is a moderate... But Ali makes a fair point we need to stop with division. The problem is Dems are trying to push more. They want critical race theory in schools and seem to have anything but unity on their agenda.