Regardless of your political persuasion, and aside from the inexplicable tragedy that far too many among us lack the emotional depth for empathy.
Political parties are mostly to blame for the state of divisiveness in America today.
Sociopolitically speaking, most Americans share similar concerns about the same handful of issues.
The difference is in the process of execution, and order of priority.
Somewhere along the line though, nuanced discussion has been replaced with exaggerated public relations messaging that skips the details, and moves straight to the evil opposition party who doesn’t even care about America, thus stifling even the possibility of compromise.
In lieu of this vicious cycle perpetuated by todays’ political parties, I suggest we stop pretending that we don’t all share the fundamental idea of a secure, civil, and prosperous America for everyone, and get back to nuanced discussion.
This could be achieved simply by replacing political parties in favor of a National To Do List of shared issues.
This would ensure that no issue is left behind, and leaves only the unresolved matters of the order in which they’re engaged, and the dignity in which they’re executed.
And if you think for one minute that this is an oversimplification of the complicated inner-workings of the politically-scientific juggernaut that is the U.S Government.
..We understand each other perfectly.