Radically moderate sounds like a conglomeration of incompatible concepts, but in essence it is a concept that is long overdue.
Too often it is those on the far right or far left who are the most motivated to take action and get involved in the process. Consequently, it is the extremists who too often determine policy by organizing, protesting, and showing up to vote especially for small elections.
Where are the people with common sense? Why is objectivity so hard to champion?
Neil Young referring to the song “Heart of Gold” once mentioned, “This song put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I met more interesting people there.”
Is it the same as it applies to politics? There is no question that the people on both of the far opposite sides of the political spectrum are vibrant characters and are seldom boring. But do we want them in control all of the time? Don’t we want people who have hearts of gold determining policy?
We as Americans have a hard time with the concept of moderation in any context. We are the super-size me people. Give me a double. It is all or nothing. We speak our minds but never listen with our hearts. We love to exercise our often misapplied right to free speech to preach our ideologically driven pre-planned, pre-packaged, and pre-destined conclusions to a non-listening, non-caring, unintelligent audience in a never ending bit stream of nonsensical sound and fury signifying nothing.
Isn’t it time for reasonable people to stick their heads out the window and say, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore?”
Maybe it is time for a third moderate party. Who doesn’t want to party?