Recently consideration of America’s political landscape has resurfaced in these pages, motivated by Nevada County’s self-declared middle roader RL Bob Crabb who published a powerful condemnation of both the Left and Right upon which I expanded in ‘Oh, were it only that simple’. From that Bob took umbrage at me, RR, and our commenters, and then we were off to the polemical races on his blog and here.
Readers know that I am no fan of the middle roader (MR) approach to our country’s politics, especially when the L/R schism has become a broad chasm over the last decades. My beliefs about MR ideology have been covered in past posts, summarized most recently in ‘The Muddled Middle’(2012) and ‘The Muddled Middle – a revealing look’(2015). But that was then, and this is now when the chasm has widened considerably, and shows no sign of slowing down, let alone beginning to close. Let me explain.