There are such extremes in our society. Take politics for instance. No matter what the left side does, Fox news will inevitably find a flaw with it. If Obama said exactly what Bush would say or acted exactly as Bush would act in any given situation, Fox would scream that he is an idiot. (In fact, in some situations, Obama does seem to act exactly like Bush).
You’ve got the same extremes with so many issues. Take vaccinations. A small portion of the population believes that any and all vaccinations are bad. Nearly everyone else thinks children should have 40 or more vaccinations by the time they’re 18. Some guys will refuse to go to the doctor unless they’ve lost an appendage, while others will rush to the emergency room for a fever of 102.
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that people are becoming more and more divided, more and more extreme, and consequently, more and more hysterical. A perfect example is the bill HR 875. You have, for the most part, three sides to this issue; those who don’t know anything about it, those who believe it to be a much needed law that can protect us from the evil bacteria that plague our nuts and vegetables, and others who believe the bill will outlaw organic farming.
With arguments from vaccinations, to global warming, to politics, I tend to disagree with both sides. People seem to choose a side in popular arguments just to shore up their identity. I’m usually left shaking my head, thinking that both sides are missing the whole point. Consequently, people on both sides often think I’m a crazy radical who just doesn’t “get it”. But I’m cool with that.
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