I’ve been gone awhile and I’ve come back to see more highly politically charged posts and I’m thinking to myself, “[person 1] and [person 2] have completely opposite beliefs and express such vitriol about their opposition, it’s part of what’s wrong with politics and makes it so we can’t see common ground.”
What do you agree with the other side of your aisle on. If you say “nothing,” you’ve completely missed the point of the exercise and I’d strongly prefer you not participate.
I may think nationalism is truly terrible, but I’ll agree with the right wing that well-placed tax cuts can be highly beneficial, free markets can be highly effective solutions to problems (when it’s the appropriate market free of negative externalities like unpaid pollution costs), free speech (like that to say “screw you mr. president”) is pretty fantastic (as opposed to interpretations I’ve seen promoted suggesting hatespeech but not dissent to be protected by it, which I disagree vehemently with–hopefully this position isn’t held by any of you, I mean not to offend), some militarization and spying can be beneficial but that this is precariously easy to overstep, we’ve got a slew of problems on our hands including domestic terrorism (coming from both sides of the aisle now) and I’m sure as hell not going to fall in line behind the leader of the opposing party (just like you! (probably)).
Can we step back a moment and show a semblance of respect for the people we’re so hasty to be nasty to?