End Endless Culture Wars
A request for asylum from America's degraded politics.
To: Department of Homeland Security, Political Sanity Division
RE: REQUEST FOR ASYLUM
To Whom it May Concern:
As sensible but politically displaced citizens, we request internal asylum from America's never-ending culture wars. We don't care about Disney or Ron DeSantis or CRT or “groomers” or the Trump family or radical activists on Twitter. We seek refuge from daily assaults on our sanity from ideological warriors on the left and right. We come in peace and offer America our full commitment to equal dignity and rights for all and tolerance of different perspectives and practices.
We believe America has serious issues to address like inflation, energy security, immigration, violent crime, poverty, affordable housing, drug addiction, environmental decline, China, and that psycho in Russia. All we ask is that our nation’s political elites try to help us confront these larger problems in a serious manner and stop trying to impose their personal ideological and moral views on everyone else.
All of us would just like to go about our daily lives, enjoy time with family and friends, and pursue meaningful political activities for the good of the country. But no one sitting atop the commanding heights of our cultural and political institutions seems to listen or care, so here we are.
America just a few short years ago was still a land of “Live and Let Live” and “Don’t Tread on Me.” Americans in the past may not have seen eye-to-eye on many issues, but few resorted to calling each other “hateful bigots” or “pedophiles” as a matter of course. Few people tried to force their entire belief systems on everyone else—through the media, the schools, the legislatures, or the courts. People mostly respected individual rights and the diversity of American backgrounds and viewpoints.
Then something happened to our society. It wasn’t a natural disaster or other calamity. It was a conscious choice by the nation’s political and media elites to wage endless culture war on the good people of America—for profit and ideological gain.
Our communities are now inundated with inane political battles and dumb proposals that undermine freedom of thought and expression; threaten the right to self-determination; and violate principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all. Modern culture warriors seek to define our racial, ethnic, religious, and political differences in stark dichotomies and force people with complicated views to choose a side—with the “wrong” choice being denounced as ideological apostasy.
We’ve tried to be good citizens, find some middle ground on contentious issues, and change things rationally. But it hasn’t worked. As a result, we now request internal political asylum from the culture warriors who won’t shut up with their idiotic pronouncements on every issue under the sun but no practical ideas for addressing America’s real problems.
In the meantime, we will be sitting on the side minding our own business while America’s political elites fight their culture wars and fiddle while Rome burns.
Sensible People of America