[FoRK] Is Balkanization really a problem?

Lion Kimbro <lionkimbro at gmail.com> on Tue May 29 09:41:43 PDT 2007

On 5/28/07, J. Andrew Rogers <andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:
> [...] In my estimation you are observing the
> inevitable de-lamination of the coalitions that make up both parties
> in the US.  When I stated a few years back (something like four years
> back, before Bush was elected again -- and I called that election
> pretty closely) that there would be a strong libertarian shift
> predicated on the de-lamination of old alliances, I was talking about
> what we are seeing now.  At that time, I stated that I expected 2012
> presidential election to be the first libertarian-ish election in
> ages in the US, and that was predicated on everything getting shrill
> and falling to pieces, which is happening.

  I hope you are right.

  I'm trying to reconcile how Pirates of the Caribbean is the most
  popular movie, while our politics run directly opposite.

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