In 1919, the poet William Butler Yeats wrote:
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”
Many of us feel that way today, as our minds inhabit the disappearing center of American politics, while we watch the Democrats lurch to the far left and the Republicans are pulled to the far right. A huge number of American voters see the ideological extremes of each party pulling away from the center, where we are all most comfortable, and which has worked over the decades and centuries to make our country the envy of the world.
Hello! I am Bob Blumberg, and I am starting this blog to help fill this missing center, at first for friends, then acquaintances. If you like the concepts, I hope you’ll recommend the blog to your friends and acquaintances. If they like it, perhaps it will spread to a large audience, that might attract viable candidates for political office, and maybe, just maybe, form the basis for a new party. America needs one now. If not, at least the blog will provide a forum for a network of people to share their ideas and beliefs.
I am new to blogging, so forgive any incompetence demonstrated. I welcome your comments on this or any future blog, and will try to respond to them whenever a response appears appropriate.
Some of the subjects I intend to cover in future postings on this blog include comments on U.S. and world events, economics, gerrymandering, religious freedom, technological change, social change, foreign policy, trade, income inequality, and many more. At the present writing, I am thinking of posts less than daily, but more than weekly, perhaps 2 or 3 per week, but with variability.