Monday, December 8, 2014

Coming Apart at the Hierarchy Divide

In a blog post by Francis Wilkinson in Bloomburg View, he states that the United States is coming apart at the seams. He points out that the rights and opportunities of people in this country are determined more by where a person lives than the United States Constitution.

Wilkinson gives clear examples of how health care, abortion access, gun regulations, and voter access are very different according to in what state a person resides.

In hierarchy terms, we are living in a time where we are deciding as a country whether or not we will support people working hard to maintain hierarchies which increase the divide between the haves and the have-nots. The people who are supporting hierarchies are championed most by the Republican Party.

It's no surprise that places where Republicans are dominant tend to enact laws that work for the haves and against the have-nots. We see differences in support of hierarchies "as red and blue states pursue their sharply divergent versions of government," a phrase quoted from Mr. Wilkinson.