The debate "The government is trying to turn us against each other" was started by
June 27, 2015, 7:08 pm.
36 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 19 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
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Of course a fan of psychology would espouse such a disagreeable position, you knave. ;)
I think this is correct of most liberal/democrat and conservative/republican parties. I don't know if it applies to all governments. For example I don't think the Green Party or the NDP are trying to create division just to manipulate society. But I think many American presidents end up coming from the same education backgrounds, partying in the same secret societies, playing the same game of exploitative economics and dishonest politics as their political peers. I think it's safe to say if the status quo is division, they're trying to keep it that way. Which agrees with the statement.
I don't know that the government is so much trying to turn us against each other as using the fact that we do to their advantage. People always divide themselves into us and them, whether over sports, nationality, gender, language or race. We naturally recognize some groups that we belong to and some that we don't. Politicians know that and can look at what appeals to each group, but often have to choose one group over another, thus causing tension.
It would also depend on where you live and what government. There are certainly some governments that are setting some segments of their population against others, or against someone else.