More and more I am concerned about the growing division in America and throughout the world.
I once argued that social media was great because it was getting more people involved in the political process. As we have seen recently, people are getting involved by joining groups with ingrained ideas who seek to battle those with ideas even slightly different from theirs. I recently read through a string of comments from people who were in favor of a policy but were bashing a different group of people who were in favor of the same policy because that other group had a different reason for the policy. This is getting out of hand.
And it is getting violent.
In my neighborhood, I started a monthly meeting for bi-partisan conversation. For me, this is the most important activism I can be involved in.We need to listen to each other. That does not mean we have to agree with or support ideas we find irrational or even immoral.