Maybe you know a political junky—you know, the kind of person who devours blogs for breakfast, followed by a steady diet of cable news. Heck, some people go so far as to voluntarily watch congressional proceedings on C-Span. Well, even if you don't know someone like this personally, you can at least say that you've met the speaker from Allen Ginsberg's "America." Much like Ginsberg himself, this guy is majorly plugged in, into both the goings-on at home and abroad. And, like most political junkies, this guy has an opinion about absolutely all of it.
At the heart of the speaker's politics is not hate, but the hope that he can create a better America for the future. That's love, Shmoopers.
The speaker looks back in history with rose-colored (that is, overly optimistic) glasses. He's not seeing the full picture.