Political polarization has become such a problem in the United States that it seems like people are not even willing to attempt to try and reach a compromise. What’s worse is that many people can’t even describe the specifics of what they want to do to improve their country, so they may not even even hold a tangible understanding of the problems that we face as a nation and a species. Many Americans simply repeat generic talking points that are spoon-fed to them by mindless political think tanks whose only goal is to out-propagandize the other side. I think that the key to overcoming political partisanship is to disregard divisive language that references political parties, to stop labeling people and judging them before a discussion is had, and to make an effort to reach out other people of a different culture or another way of thinking than yourself.
Empathy should be the basis for politics.
Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)
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This is interesting.