What specific strategies can we take in the US to heal after November, no matter who is elected?
Psychologically, this terrible divide is not healthy. I think we should plan on strategies to heal with our friends, family, and neighbors after the election is over. My fear is that no matter who is elected, there will be this continual arguing and division in ouf country. To me it feels as if we're all children in a dysfunctional family. Assuming we are all good people in our own lives, what can we do AFTER the election so this stops. In my view, it makes day to day living in the US very uncomfortable, and I"m sure most of us feel embarrassed.
Unfortunately, there is no easy solution. What most people fail to realize is that the current political division between the left and the right is by design. That is what people in power wants. They don't want to solve any problems, and they don't want unity among the populace. Ask yourself one question. Who is profitting from the chaos? It is not the American people...Who does the DNC and the GOP and the Unions and the lobbies and the PAC and the Media represent? Not you and me. They create tension among us and demonize both sides while laughing all the way to the bank. Until all Americans see this charade, nothing will change.
It's like thinking you made a choice between Mcdonalds or Burger King. Try ordering a pepsi at either, they only serve coca cola. Its the sometimes overlapping entities behind the facades that we unwittingly vote for.
Jack Lee, True! But I do think I was feeling this way before. I'll tell you why. We're originally from MN a very progressive state and moved to Orange County, CA, a very conservative place. We have a policy not to discuss politics and it feels awful
I like Orange County. I don't talk politics in general but if I am asked, I will speak my mind. We can only educate. Ultimately, we get the government we deserve. Good analogy with BK and MCD phoenix...
Unfortunately the media and special interests govern this country. Our politician are so corrupt the people do not stand a chance. This was proven in California when it was decided to go after the transportation industry and blame the trucks.
Jack, I do like the "educate" part-to state our positions with facts. I think a lot is due to mis-information.I know my mind was opened a great deal when I started interpreting for deaf students on the college level. I was exposed to new research,etc
Billie, I'm not sure that we can get together just for healing because everyone is so polarized. Most of us get along with our families and our neighbors although we disagree on politics because we like or love each other. But Americans don't seem to love or respect people whom we don't know and whom we think are wrong. I'm afraid it is going to take another foreign attack like 9/11 or Pearl Harbor for us to forget our differences and bring out patriotism in us.
Miz Bejabbers, That's how tense the feeling is. I agree. But remember "Hands Across America" - maybe we need something like that. There seems to be at the base a question of what we perceive as morally good and that's a gap difficult to bridge.
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