This essay moves us from the Biden-Trump debate into a discussion on cancel culture and mutual respect. Author Jeffrey Kass doesn’t suggest reducing your values or accepting abhorrent behavior or leaders, but he advocates for a more nuanced way of engaging our fellow Americans, which include family and friends so that we do not continue to digress into the abyss of conflict. This piece causes us to reflect on how we deal with people with whom we disagree. Sometimes even strongly.
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With embarrassing U.S. “Presidential” debate #1 thankfully behind us, it’s now a good time to reflect on the abyss of division we have reached in this country.
Despite being unfriended on social media recently by a woman I’ve known since elementary school after I merely challenged someone’s post that claimed our nation’s wildfires were started by far-left extremists, I’ve never had a problem including in my friend circle people from all walks of life:
Left and Right. Democrat. Republican. White. Black. Brown. Socialist. Marxist. Libertarian. Blue Collar. White Collar, No Collar. Doctors. Lawyers. Janitors. Security Guards. Baristas. Entrepreneurs. Jews, Christians…
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