Wednesday, October 2, 2013
21st century Rip Van Winkle
Before Rip was lost in the woods the political climate was pretty secure, there were rumblings of oppression towards the British, but nothing too serious. Fast forward twenty years and the entire political scene had changed, the British had been removed from power following a revolutionary war. It was a lot for Rip to take in, everything he had known had changed. Based purely on the political climate, if Rip were to be alive in our time would he be bewildered by our political landscape today? Two political ideologies miles apart in their beliefs in how the United States should be governed, in his day it was the revolutionaries and the British, in ours the republicans and the Democrats. Here recently the political landscape has gotten very bitter and personal, just as it was leading up to the revolution. I am not hinting at a revolution, I am just implying how the political atmosphere is relevant to the latter.