The Melting Pot vs The Pool

The Post War I & II period saw the emergence of the American “Melting Pot” comprised of Europeans immigrants, rural farmers, trades, communicants, unions, socialists, small towners, feminists, blacks & browns, and human rights advocates which oriented itself toward liberal social and political ideals.

Beginning in the 70’s a contrasting collective formed consisting of uber-capitalists, Randians, anti-black, Christian fundamentalist, anti-science, anti-elite, white privileged, freedom-focused, Nationalists, survival-of-the-fittest, authoritarian, hostile to universalism, anti-tax, and folks intent on forcing their orientation on others which championed a conservative orientation.

For about sixty years, America functioned under the “Melting Pot” motif, but after Reagan, the center-left lost it’s hold on the public sphere, and for the past forty years the base has morphed into today’s Republican and Libertarian parties.

In spite of all the progressive legislation passed in the early period which benefited the majority of American, the latter period has exalted personal wealth, power, dominion, and control of others which has brought the country to it’s current state of disunity and dysfunction.

The liberal melting pot constituency dissipated, and was replaced by an orientation which had no appreciation for anything objective or universal.

The election of trump simply demonstrates the Pool is larger than the Melting Pot.

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