Sunday, July 13, 2014

Divide and Conquer

All the Way From:
Republicans versus Democrats
Liberals versus Conservatives
Theists versus Atheists
Rural versus Urban
Rich versus Poor
Pro gun / Anti gun
Pro life / Pro choice
White vs Black vs Brown
Christianity vs Islam vs Judaism
Christian vs Pagan
Islam vs America
Wal-Mart vs Costco
Congress vs Congress
Obama vs Boehner
Gay vs Straight
Men vs Women
Religion vs Secularism

Star Trek or Star Wars
Fiction or Nonfiction

Down To:
Boxers or Briefs

It's all about divide and conquer. It all makes me sick.


Rick Robinson said...

Yep. So many of those things in the first list seem to hinge on religious beliefs; my god vs. your god. Why can't we all just get along?

Ty said...

Oh, geez, and the writing world of late has become just as bad. Maybe it always was, but the last couple of years, espeically the last few months ... sheesh.

Divide and conquer? What's to conquer? For in the end there'll be nothing but ruins and ashes, at the rate we're going as a species.

Charles Gramlich said...

Richard, you'd think just believing in a God might unite folks but it doesn't.

Ty, maybe the conqueror worm wins. But yet, win ashes is about it.

Brian Miller said...

who is the hero without a villain...i think we create our villains at times to give us a sense of purpose...

i much so that i choose neither boxers or briefs...

Riot Kitty said...

Well, just stick to boxers or briefs and keep it simple. Better yet, let your wife pick for you!

Cloudia said...


ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= <3

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I often think of the similar divisions in the Indian context and wonder why people can't live and let live, Utopian as it sounds.

Randy Johnson said...

A combination: boxer briefs for me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And so few things that unite us.

Charles Gramlich said...

Brian, I used to be a brief man but have now gone boxers.

Riot, sometimes my wife wears mine.
But I don't wear hers.

Cloudia, thankee.

Prashant, it seems so simple sometimes but never is.

Randy, sitting on the fence eh? :)

Patti, yep.

Ty said...

Yeah. I used to be a briefs man, and a few years back switched to boxers. Is is something to do with getting older? Or wiser?

Charles Gramlich said...

Ty, I'm going with wiser

SzélsőFa said...

Uhm, sometimes it's just defining who we are, who we team with - a peaceful statement, a protest perhaps, but nothing agressive.
Otherwise I'm, with Ty's first comment (the second half).

Erik Donald France said...

DO we think in binaries?

Can we see ourselves without a reflection in reverse?


Charles Gramlich said...

Szelsofa, the key is whether you are accepting of other's viewpoints. Too many aren't. Some are, of course.

Erik, good point. It seems we do.

G. B. Miller said...

Can't forget the ever popular Amazon versus the World.

On the bright side, most of that stuff I pretty much ignore.

However, I can truthfully say that God is Good, no matter what religion or non-religion you choose to follow.

Father Nature's Corner

Charles Gramlich said...

G. B. seems religious folks would appreciate their similarities more. I know many do. But maybe it's just the others we hear most about.

Victorian Barbarian said...

Briefs to boxers or boxer briefs: The switch is necessary, due to the effect of years of gravity on male anatomy. They didn't warn me about this aspect of aging.

Charles Gramlich said...

Vic B., indeed. It never occurred to me.

jodi said...

Charles-dividing and conquering is a method for keeping us in weakened, vulnerable positions. Nuts..