As the polarization of American Culture increases, the gap of anger increases, and incidental event create a grounding for this tension, a lightening strike of opposite forces that will fry whatever grounds this energy. Like a school yard fight, we come running to these strikes so we can release the felt tension of America’s Wound. We have wounded ourselves, but we blame our other half for the wound.
But I’m drawing false equivalences here. I place this strategy of polarization squarely on the heads of the Right, and Trump now who gives this party strategy flesh and blood. But once the game of Polarization is created, it has a gravitational pull on the other side. When two electrons are separated, even though a great distance away, one one does the other does. They mirror each other.
The Media is like gathering storm clouds of polarized energy, one in the clouds, the other on the ground, and when a Red Hen stands up. BAM! the lightening strikes and it feels good to be released. If feels good to fight, it feels good to protest. The marching and the violence is misplaced attempts to release the tension, to close the gap that is wounding America.