Monday, June 12, 2017

Can We Ever Get Along?

Is there any common ground anymore?  

Our living environment is one of constant grievance.  No matter what the subject, approximately half of us believe one thing, and the other half believes something else.  Cubed ice?  Bullshit!  Crushed ice, you Nazi!

Not only that, but it is also becoming way too common to also believe that those who don't agree with us are evil.  We heap the absolute worst of humanity on those on the other side of the fence, invoking things like racism, sexism, homophobia, and Nazism.

All because we've lost our ability to get along.

Part, if not all of this has been driven by electronic communications.  From the safety behind the screen, we're well beyond the arm's length of retribution from those that we push too far.  Likewise, we've appeared to have lost the ability to even talk to each other anymore.  It is much more convenient to get online and immediately conduct a social scorched-earth policy against those with whom we have even a minor disagreement.

Where does it end?  All that hatred has to go somewhere.  Personally, I think it is only a matter of time before this hatred spills from social media to the streets.  It seems a natural human progression, that is, unless there is something that can bind us as humans.  

I don't see it - not anymore.  It seems like the only thing we have in common is the blood that runs in our veins, and perhaps, soon to be running in our streets. 

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