Okay, so look... if we can't sit down and have a productive conversation with someone that thinks differently than us, that says more about us than them.
I propose that this weekend, instead of arguing about the value of generically made statues, or instead of confronting in protest the voice of Nazi's, that we use our time and energy to pull up a chair and sit down and talk with someone that thinks differently than we do.
We already know how we are different, so maybe let's talk about how we are the same.
The conversation across the table doesn't have to be about politics (it might be best to avoid that for now); talk about your mutual love for fishing, or what is growing in your garden, or about your dog chewing up your flip flops, or even about how your kids are disappointing... If you decide you want to do this, start small. One conversation won't fix a relationship that has been obliterated by difference; this activity might not be best for these situations... but there should be someone outside of your political bubble that you can reach out to.
If you want to have lunch or dinner with me this weekend, let me know.
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