I could respond with “So?”
I have a hard time, sometimes, knowing if people are really arguing or just trolling each other for fun. I’ve mentioned that.
Since I feel like this discussion was people giving their true opinions, I fired my into the mix.
As an amatuer philosophy student, I want to find truth and get as close to correct as I can be.
So many things that are “true” are a matter of preference or opinion. Like: what’s the best pizza topping, the coolest car, funniest comedian, etc.
Even if we find a large group of other people that agree with us, it doesn’t prove we are right and everyone else is wrong.
One of the greatest things about being an American is that we are supposed to be able to have whatever opinion we want and define our own “truth” in a subjective way.
We are supposed to allow that right to each other so long as the expression of one person doesn’t impede the rights of another.
We are seeing the limits pressed to the walls on both sides. Conservatives wouldn’t be so damned conservative if Liberals weren’t so hell bent on being wrecklessly liberal and vice versa.
If we learn to put pride and ego aside, concede and find consensus, we can probably find a future where everyone can get their blood pressure down and enjoy one another’s company again.
I know from experience that I can find common ground with any one of you characters on here. A loving relationship can exist even where opinions differ.
I put my Bible down years ago, but I never put away the belief that you can love your enemies. You can look beyond the flaws that make people treat you bad and love them for the worth they have as human being.
That kind of unconditional love and acceptance can win people over (It’s what some churches used to teach before this Trump generation).
There are some people, so metally ill and broken, that they must be restrained from society. I get that. I am not silly enough to think love overcomes ALL situations. But, nobody on MA is that bad.