The Final Divide

24 Mar 2021
The Final Divide

I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States.” Those were Joe Biden’s words on November 8, 2020, after securing 270 electoral votes.

After four years of bitter political fighting within the United States which saw division on issues like gun control, Black Lives Matter and Covid-19, Biden is charged with the hefty task of leading a divided nation forward. Many people around the world watched his inauguration curious to see how he will unite a political left and right that seem destined to move farther apart.


Polarity is defined as the division between two groups. It’s absolutism between opposing ideas that are not magnetic, but rather repellent. A heated discussion in my own household raged one night in the midst of the United States election. A sight to behold: an Australian dinner table discussion involving strong views on two different sides of US politics.

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Daniel Kuberek