THE DRAG RACING THOUGHT OF THE DAY... HOW WILL DRAG RACING STAND AS AMERICA'S "CULTURE WAR" HAS MORE GAS THROWN ON THE FIRE??...

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In today's blog I'm doing something I don't often do here. I'm addressing the issue of politics. The reason I'm doing so, is because as Americans, we're reaching a burning point in what appears to be becoming a pretty darn volatile "culture war". Republicans and Democrats, the extreme racist 'alt-right' (as they call themselves) and the liberal left are at odds in a way that we haven't seen in several generations. We've got a political party insisting that an alleged pedophile (with allegations against him that are awful solid and convincing) is morally and mentally fit to serve in the U.S. senate. We've got a woman getting run over and killed in Virginia by an 'alt-right' advocate who disagreed with her liberties to protest against racism. We've got politicians secretively trying to pass legislation in the wee hours of the morning to radically change our nation's economy in such a way that they aren't even sure of how it will really play out. Politics have gotten way too reckless of late. Politics have gotten to a perverted, non-democratic point, of where our founding fathers hoped it would never, ever be for the American people. Back during the presidential election, we were doing polls among the drag racing public (our customers), and already sensed that the level of discourse among our own drag racing community was rocky at best -- Now, it appears that the divide is widening at an alarming and accelerating rate. Where is this all going? As a drag racing community, will we be able to remain civil and not let politics blow a hole in our friendships, and erupt into further divided discourse? How is this eventually going to bear on the world of drag racing? That's the question I'm asking. That is the question that I'd like all my readers to take a moment to seriously contemplate and discuss with each other (without running over and killing each other!). That's my drag racing thought of the day...