It is difficult for me to engage on these political articles... here's why...
Category: News & PoliticsBy: malamuteman • 2 months ago • 66 comments
There is no making any effort to see things from “the other side’s” perspective. There is no effort to find middle ground. It is all hateful angry rants. It is all my way or the highway. To be fair, the nasty rhetoric goes both ways.
I am a liberal. My preferred form of government is Democratic Socialism (oh, horrors!!!!!). I know there are many Americans whose views are the extreme opposite of mine. I have always felt that is what makes America strong, our diversity and our willingness to find compromise in spite of our differences… our willingness to work together. I don’t see much of that anymore… anywhere. When I look at the commentary on just about any political article, it is all “You and your ideas are the spawn of Satan.”
What good does that do????
Like it or not, we are all Americans, and it is not only our patriotic duty to work together, it is also in our personal best interest to work together.
I joined the Vine about the same time Perrie joined (2008-ish), and I joined NT shortly after Perrie started it. Since the Vine shut down, literally the only site I have found that is anything at all like the Vine was is NT. The Vine started out with widely divers ideologies, but with mutual respect and cooperative dialogue. Over time that devolved into the same kind of hateful unproductive rhetoric I see here on NT these days. There is very little effort to find compromise or to “walk in the others shoes.” It is pretty sad… and to be perfectly honest, boring as hell. What a shame!