I was listening to talk radio today, like I do, and I’m always offended by people calling up and making fun of liberals. Their jabs usually have no basis in reality, and present a caricature of the left that is just narrow sighted. What bothers me most about these shows though is how much the hosts egg on this divisive behavior. They just don’t seem to understand that American politics is not divided into conservatives and liberals, but politicians and citizens. Politicians don’t care if you’re conservative, liberal, or neo-nazi as long as you vote for them. As long as people keep being encouraged to engage in petty squabbles over liberal and conservative, they won’t educate themselves on the issues, and, most importantly, they won’t unite to fight the establishment.