Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Silent Majority

We are probably all familiar with the concept of the Silent Majority, or the bulk of people who take care of their own jobs, families, and communities, and have little interaction with politics.

I don't think the Silent Majority is aware how much dissent has fragmented our population, and how many people are becoming part of breakaway ideologies. Whether anarchists, Nazis, greens, tribalists, drug users, paranoids, Scientologists, etc. people are being compelled by pluralism to defend their ideological purity by joining increasingly non-mainstream ideologies.

They're starting to get an inkling of this in the USA -- how much pluralism pulls us apart, because it is a process which means it always widens its scope until stopped -- but it hasn't yet dawned. It will be interesting to watch.

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