I think we’ve established the fact that my husband will debate a tree stump….. which is probably why he goes to breakfast every Saturday with a group of local men who hold completely opposite views and harangue him as the odd man out over platters of scrambled eggs. He comes home sputtering and waving his arms…. expecting me to join in the discussion.
Thing is, I’ve always had friends from both sides of the aisles… and to be honest? For many years I neither knew nor cared how they voted or what their political opinions were.
But in today’s toxic world of Facebook and Twitter vitriol… this is impossible.
I now know how all my friends feel…. and how they want me to feel…. and how stupid they think I am if I don’t feel the same way.
It’s getting old.
The culture of division…. of red vs blue, right vs left, east vs west, ad nauseam… will ruin us. We’re one country and we’d better learn to find our commonality.
Like the Coronavirus.
It doesn’t care who you voted for. It will infect you no matter which side of the gun control argument you’re on.
That being said?
Here’s my solution:
I don’t want to argue politics.