False Dichotomy: The Two-Party Political Farce

Politically active people in America, with the help of the corporate media, believe the nation is governed by a two-party political system. Upon closer inspection it’s more likely that special interest groups own both parties and use the false dichotomy to effectively push their agenda.

Every story has a central duality. In Star Wars it’s the rebels and the lights side against the empire and the dark side. There’s no middle ground, just a clear-cut picture of two opposing forces struggling for control of the galaxy. The same dualistic process plays out in the commercials that break up your favorite primetime sitcom; whether it’s Pepsi vs. Coke or Burger King vs. McDonalds, the core theme of these guys or those guys prevails. Are things really this simplistic in our world?

On the American political stage we find Democrats and Republicans, fighting fiercely for control of the nation’s policies and ultimate direction. Few issues create the passion evoked by a conversation about two-party politics. Water coolers, bars, family picnics, even church sewing circles, are lit up with the sparks that fly from this supercharged dichotomy.

Democrats are “liberal”, or on the left. Republicans are “conservative”, or on the right. It’s every bit as straightforward as Luke Skywalker on one side and Darth Vader on the other, as plain to see as Pepsi over here, Coke over there.

Or is it?

Democrats want to end the wars, elevate the poor to a higher standard of living, promote equal rights, and save the environment. At least that’s what they claim. According to Republicans, however, the Democratic Party is just a front for a Communist takeover, the destruction of big business, and the creation of a total welfare state that caters to drug addicts and same-sex partners.

The Republican Party believes in a strong national defense, capitalism, family values, and Jesus. So they say. Democrats, however, are pretty sure the Republicans want to start World War III, herd all the minorities into work camps, create a fascist super state, and forcefully convert the whole country to Christianity.

If you live in a rural area and support a citizen’s right to carry guns to church, you’re most likely a fervent Republican. If your home is in the suburbs of a major city and you constantly browbeat your co-workers for not driving a hybrid, it’s safe to assume you’re a Democrat.

You’re one or the other, unless you’re a bad American who either doesn’t vote, or who supports one of those “loony bin” political groups. There’s no way around it, right?

This is the vivid picture painted by talk radio hosts across the land. Is it a realistic depiction of the American political climate?

Yes and no. It’s pretty accurate in terms of portraying the public’s deeply polarized, generally uninformed ideology, but it’s anything but a genuine representation of what our political leadership is actually doing.

In fact, once you get past the campaign speeches and canned statements from the political press secretaries, this left-right, one-or-the-other …

The Use of Ambulance Services in the Society Today

There are many situations that call for immediate or drastic medical responses or otherwise a person’s condition worsens. The ambulance service is essential in every society, in saving lives and provision of services that prevent occurrences of irreversible medical complications. Many ambulances operate from designated points like hospitals and other emergency control centers.

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The ambulances also facilitate the transportation of patients from a scene of accident to the hospital. This provides for the patients getting better and enhanced medical care that may be deemed necessary at that time. Ambulance services are also useful in the transferring of patients from one medical institution to may be a more advanced institution for more advanced treatment. Still on the transportation, the services are useful if a patient needs to be transported over long distances.

Another importance of ambulances is that they help in the provision of medical services to areas that may have been hit by disease out breaks or other serious health hazards. Another situation where these services are useful is the war zones. People get injured in war and so treatment and medical care is called for. Ambulance services can also be used in the evacuation of the injured from disaster stricken areas.…