Politics and the blame game
It seems like everywhere one looks, people are acting much like they did eight years ago when we had a new President take office. Strange, given how vehemently opposed people were to tactics like filibustering, that now when the shoe is on the other foot so many seem to advocate the same methods. I recall many of the same complaints about Trump being made about every President that has held office in my lifetime.
It seems that the false dichotomy that the two major political parties in America has presented to voters, has left them with a feeling of rivalry for any that do not belong to “their side.”Rather than being open to those who hold opposing ideas, people now seek to categorically stop all interaction the moment a conflicting word is uttered. Whether closing comment sections or preventing speaking engagements on college campuses, liberals are now promoting an idea comparable to the government shutdown attempted by Republican politicians trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.
Advocating for what one cares about, working towards a more perfect union means doing whatever it takes to push ones agenda for most. We are more alike than we would ever admit, the sooner we embrace our opposition the sooner we can actually get things done in this country again. Rather than looking across the aisle and seeing some villainous nemesis, understand that people generally operate with good, or at least selfish intentions. Others seek to craft an ideal world also; it is a difference in opinion regarding what exactly is ideal that divides us.
People come from all walks of life, and their experiences shape their views about the world. Rather than writing someone off as a lost cause who is unreasonable due to a disagreement, have some empathy for the fact that not everyone has been exposed to all the information that you have.It may turn out that your mind is the one changed at the end of a frank conversation.