“Laugh about it, shout about it
When you've got to choose
Ev'ry way you look at it, you lose”
Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
“Ev’ry way you look at it, you lose” describes the red-blue paradigm for middle America in 1968. Red-blue spells loss for middle America. Middle America’s contraction and defense started well before 1968.
Today middle America contracts and defends from eight elephants: war, immigration, ecology, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and debt. The red-blue paradigm is useless under the trampling siege of eight elephants.
“Ev”ry way you look at it” middle America wins with 12,000 congresspersons. The 1776 constitution was “baked” for 2.4 million white protestant farmers. Today there are 306 million diverse Americans. It’s time America “bakes” it again.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.