Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.
It is conventional to express the political spectrum in a linear fashion, running from “far left” to “far right”. This conventional view thus requires that if you are trying to “reach out” to people on the other side of the median, to try to bring them over to your side, one must necessarily do so by building a path through that middle ground. Thus the Democratic political establishment spends a great deal of time shushing the liberals and the left for fear that we might scare off center-rightists being gently escorted through that moderate minefield.
But reality is that the political spectrum isn’t so one-dimensional. It is more a circle, or even a sphere, and as an online column published today by a former Reagan Administration official illuminates, there is another path you can go by, a back way, a hidden portal, when you decide to change the road you’re on. It’s the path that takes you from far right to far left, and it’s a path I know well, the one I myself traveled to become a leftist. Come on over, I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.
h/t to rjones2818 for the link that inspired this piece.