I have been taking a look into all the craziness by the Tea-partiers, and the right-wing, the continuation of many of Bush's policies by the left-wing (extraordinary rendtion, moving prisoners to Bagram where they cannot challenge their detention), not to mention the left-wing arguing that the right-wingers are a bunch of fascists on the rise, and the right-wing arguing that the left-wingers are a bunch of communists on the rise. I'm wondering if there's some kind of false-dichotomy at work (i.e. a false dilemma in which a person is lead to believe there are two choices to a problem, when in actuality there could be many choices), in which you have a number of power-hungry "elites" who are either exploiting the actions of the right-wing, and/or manipulating them either directly or indirectly, and manipulating the left-wing as well at the same time. Basically steering them into a conflict with each other until only one side is left on top. I don't think these people really care whether Corporatism, Fascism (Right-Wing) or Communism (Left-Wing) becomes the dominant system of government. I think they just want absolute, unrestrained power, plain and simple. Any of these options give them absolute power if you think about it. While, I do believe there may be some that are more partial to one or the other, they'll take their absolute power in whatever form it comes. This, of course, means that the issue is not Right-Wing versus Left-Wing, it's not about Democrat versus Republican, and not about Progressive versus Conservative either. The issue comes down to Liberty vs Totalitarianism, with those seeking absolute liberty on one end of the spectrum.