"Politics" is a genteel filthy word with teeth.
The United States is bipolar and you're either a conservative or liberal.
I've been accused of being a liberal because I ask questions and have a historical knowledge. Isn't that strange? To have historical knowledge equating liberalism.
If that is so, if historical knowledge of the founding of this country, equates with me being a liberal, if I am flat in my assessments of history, then it says that the founding of this country was an exercise in liberalism. That is unless I am preloaded with blinders and those blinders are liberal.
This puerile bipolarity is destructive. In Germany, there are two main parties with many smaller parties that have power. In an election, some of these smaller parties have enough votes to sit in the governing body. They have to compromise.
In the United States, we have two parties that fire at each other across a dividing line and there is no compromise.