3 Ways Americans Are Being Divided Today

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Censorship, Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments

Alexa Erickson | Collective-Evolution

America is being divided, and it’s all part of the plan: the plan to program humans into robots that fight, protest, and stir up verbal arguments. The media thrives on it — creating fake news, decrying fake news, and reporting with few facts and plenty of bias.

Critical thinking has become void. We are being told to be all-in, whether that be all-in for Trump or all-out for Trump. Anyone with the guts to go against the grain, that is, to take pieces of good from all sides and create a more meaningful outlook, is pushed away with the assumption that they aren’t educated enough, not interested enough to make real change — to stand up for their country.


And it seems the American people agree that division exists and thrives in America. Over the past 20-plus years, the public has perceived the nation as being more divided than united. And it’s only gotten worse. In 2012, 69% of Americans believed the nation was divided. As of 2016, that number has increased to 77%.

Blatant efforts to keep division exist in big ways.

Racism

To think that slavery was an accepted practice seems almost unfathomable given the way we live today. To think that in the 1960s, blacks and whites were so severely divided is alarming compared to now. But such comparisons only seem so far from each other when you think about them in their specific contexts. On a greater level, this unrighteous division lives on loud and clear, perhaps because it is being egged on.

For instance, in 2016, CNN clipped a statement from a black woman whose brother had been murdered by the police. Despite the woman having actually stated that black people shouldn’t burn down their own neighborhoods, but should go to white neighborhoods to protest, CNN made it seem as if she were pleading for peace.

Boycotting

There’s a good reason to stand behind or refuse to support a company based on your ethics, be them political, social, environmental, etc., but when people are boycotting Starbucks for offering to hire 10,000 refugees, or are boycotting Budweiser because of an immigration-themed Super Bowl ad they believed to send an anti-Trump message, there is only more room for division, not unity.

It seems like everyone is boycotting someone these days. Businesses can’t stop taking sides and making public statements, and the ones who lay low are getting targeted, too, for not taking a stand. If you buy from a company or don’t buy from a company, you are accused of being a racist-fascist-leftist-Trumpist-socialist-communist…the list of social pressures and name-calling could go on forever.

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