A new political center - the Hill proposes
By Steve McIntosh - 12/07/16
In the wake of the 2016 election, analysts and pundits are now focusing on how Donald Trump’s ascent to power will recalibrate the ideological center of American politics. In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “The Future of the American Center,” David Brooks calls for a movement that will “deepen a positive national vision that is not merely a positioning between left and right.” Yet while Brooks’ program sounds appealing, the moderate media establishment’s conception of centrism lacks the cultural foundations necessary to build a viable political movement. Despite the large number of voters who now register as independent, most reliably lean to one side or the other and are actually more partisan than the least engaged members of either the Democratic or Republican parties.
Therefore, if we want to advance a form of American politics that can overcome hyper-partisanship and successfully incorporate positive programs from both the left and the right, we must start by building new cultural agreements, beginning upstream from our representatives in Washington. We need to reestablish a self-identified cultural center in America before we can hope to create a revitalized political center
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Accepting some of the positive values of our political opponents is a difficult practice that involves increasing the scope of what we are each able to value overall. But it is only through such an integrative approach to building cultural agreement that we can successfully create political unity where conventional centrist approaches have failed. It is thus by expanding the “conceptual geometry” of our political perspectives to include not only a horizontal dimension of left and right, but also a vertical dimension of developmental progress in which opposing values become increasingly harmonized, that we can overcome many of the differences that currently divide us.
RDS wants to forge a new center, by uniting people OPPOSED TO THE DEEP STATE, and the politics supporting the 1%.
And he wants to involve people at the top of the movement who have a reputation for integrity, like Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney.
A willingness to tell the truth on 9./11 and Disclosure could be part of it.
Building around shared values - such as "gay marriage" as the Hill article suggests, seems hopeless, since this seems like a media-manufactured cause to me