As legend has it, desperate individuals or very ambitious ones would find their way to the mythical crossroads where they would sell their soul in exchange for what they wanted. It used to be portrayed as a desolate place where only one individual would sometimes find her way. Seems to me that lately, this place is getting a little crowded. Regardless of the issue, be it based in concern for justice or as a quest for power, people are willing to sell their soul in order to achieve their goal or simply to get their point across. People who need it most are willing to harm others because of the socialized nature of the Health Care reform when the real issue with the reform is how much drug companies and insurance companies will continue to reap huge profits. People are urged to "take back their country" forgetting how much we are interdependent upon each other. We must cherish our neighbors whether they are across the street, across the country, or across the planet. That holds true regardless of who they are or what they believe in.
Anyone who grew up in the countryside knows how much neighbors count on each other to get through the growing season and through natural disasters. Regardless of beliefs, people used to come together to get the work done which brought their community through another year. Maybe that's why the crossroads was a place that was so desolate and empty. No one was willing to elevate themselves at the cost of whoever stood in their way.