I saw this in a comment at the Confluence

This should be framed:

In such ways, the two warring tribes are trained to hate each other. That 99 percent disappears real fast as these cards keep getting dealt. Just like that, we’re back to a 50/50 nation. In that world, the one percent wins.

(DailyHowler)

I always felt the 50-50 was phony but only now I get the full reason why.