posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 08:52 AM
a reply to: TheRedneck
I appreciate the kind words. Though from what I've seen in some other threads and on social media, you might be in the minority w/the reconciliation
efforts. Neither "side" seems to be too accommodating right now, though I suspect it'll calm down over time. So right now I'm focusing more on how the
potential new policies will affect my loved ones and communities.
And nah, I don't fear you or anyone for that matter. I only fear God & my own shortcomings. I do however get shocked, disappointed, frustrated with,
and sometimes horrified by the paths that people intentionally take. But that's because I'm always working towards my overall goal of a peaceful
society where everyone can work together and compete over positive accomplishments.
So for example, I don't have a problem with political parties fighting each other or with society being divided. But I'd rather the divisions and
confrontations be over positive things. Such as a political party that wants to increase the human lifespan, while its competitor wants to focus on
ending all hunger and disease first. Or if the Dems and Repubs were battling over whether to create more jobs first or increase wages for existing
jobs first. Because either of these types of "conflicts" would be beneficial to everyone.
But the talk of new tariffs, deportation forces, religion-based databases, possible nation-wide stop and frisk programs, etc is a massive step in the
wrong direction to me. It's basically the ultimate scapegoating program, since the removal of inner city gangs (and citizens who are stereotyped to
look like "gangmembers"), Muslims, and undocumented workers still wouldn't stop the vast majority of crimes or societies other ills.