I thought it was an interesting concept and wound up thinking about it a lot. I decided that I would have put that differently: The real political division in our political system is between rationalists and fantasists.
You see, after thinking about the evidence of the past few decades of USA's self-destructive behavior (obsessive focus on oil, dependence on global arms sales, creating wars of choice - while ignoring the real life human and geophysical problems of our time.) I've concluded that Republican/Libertarian minds have disconnected from reality and climbed into their own imaginations with hostility towards anyone/everyone who tries to speak for 'the rest of the world' or who presses today's down to Earth realities.
Thus we have our contemporary Greek Tragedy of the Absurd brought to us by the "Masters of the Universe" such as the Bush, Cheney, Murdoch, Koch families of mega-power, plus their "public opinion manipulators" such as Rove, Morano, backed up by their "brain trusts" such as the cynical legacy of Seitz, in the form of Singer, McIntyre, Watts et al. - one and all dedicated to misrepresenting what is happening in our world these days, with their contrived bubbles of circular thinking - reinforced by an intellectual armor of absolutism and disinterest in learning.
Founded on the conviction that the most important things in life are power, spread-sheets, consumption, and profits while hiding their greed behind a cover story of some self-imagined God in heaven who’s watching this madness (political, economic, war-making, ecological) throughout the world and still giv’n ‘em all the big thumbs up
Kate Sheppard | Tue Oct. 5, 2010