Politicians have mastered the messaging of labeling “the other.”

As soon as you label a person you have shut down your ability to understand them. You immediately believe you know everything about that person based on everything you know about the label you have assigned to them. Labels are a favorite tool of many politicians because they keep Americans from discussing and debating issues and policy. Instead, we play team politics and attack “the other.”

You can read more of my thoughts on this on my post, America is Being Killed by Labels