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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 05:04 PM

10. Atticus, stepping back from the brink, I fell we must somehow begin reversing.....

the polarization and division of our society based on political beliefs. Things didn't used to be this way and I remember when politics was rarely mentioned - perhaps until Nixon came along. Before then, we were divided enough already along racial, cultural and economic lines.

Will the day come when for every transaction in our lives we have to stop people and ask "are you a Democrat or Republican?" before moving forward and get our groceries, have our car fixed or get legal, medical and accounting work done?

In essence, you've asked the question "are there any good Republicans?" If we could put politics aside for a moment, yes a great many of them are good - - meaning good carpenters, electricians, scientists, brain surgeons and store clerks, and participants in community.

But that requires removing all the political labels the dividers have attached to the whole of our existence.

It's up to us to stop this slow intrusion of politics into every aspect of our daily lives and return to a nation of reasonable unity. If we don't, in the long run we will self-destruct. To use a trite, well-worn expression, at some point we have to ask "am I a part of the problem or part of the solution?"

Unfortunately, all the solutions I have to offer will never happen within the foreseeable future with the possible exception of events causing total global calamity that would force the whole of humanity on their knees with humility.

KY Friday rant done........

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