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   To the previous responder:   I believe that you are incorrect and that a major group of individuals are working very hard to change the verbage that generates such distrust.   

    those who promote language such as :   'they hate" , may be part of the problem and not part of the solution, IMHO.

 

    

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@gruffstuff wrote:

Last three sentences.

 

The Nazis would have been stopped if the left-wing parties -- who together won the majority of votes in the 1933 elections -- had been united. Instead, they fought each other. Americans with moral values need to unite around those values, and not let ourselves be divided by differences of race or gender or minor political differences. What we are facing now is not a political problem but a moral one.

 

She's partly right.  The bulk of the Democrats usually have very little solidarity other than a vague common idea of how they think things should be.  The Republicans, on the other hand, are generally more cohesive, 'team-players' and for good or bad will support their candidate whether they like him or not.

 

But the author is dead wrong on the idea that this is not a purely political issue.  Of course the partisans on either side won't admit it, or even see it, but their perspectives are solely based on the mental manipulation of the two dominant parties.

People on both sides have been conditioned from an early age to see nothing but good vs. evil, black and white issues in this country.  They have been deliberately, and almost equally divided by the two parties themselves to see things in that way.  They are made to (unwittingly) see the "other" party as the Devil's spawn while believing their own party is the personification of what is good and fair about this society.  And because of that they don't even want to HEAR anything positive about the other party, despite the fact that almost everybody has friends and/or relatives they like and respect who ARE from that 'evil' party.

 

Look at the animosity in the last election between Clinton and Sanders supporters, and they were running in the same party!

 

And you see it right here on this forum (and others on the Internet).  They no longer just disagree with the other side.  They HATE them and blame them for all the evils of the world.

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Well of course trump is evil.

 

All sane, normal, and honorable people realize that.

 

His supporters are evil too...

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http://www.salon.com/2017/09/19/philosopher-susan-neiman-the-president-of-our-country-is-evil/

 

Philosopher Susan Neiman: “The president of our country is evil”

 

Author of “Evil in Modern Thought” says progressives must not shun the concept, especially when it fits so well

 

Last three sentences.

 

The Nazis would have been stopped if the left-wing parties -- who together won the majority of votes in the 1933 elections -- had been united. Instead, they fought each other. Americans with moral values need to unite around those values, and not let ourselves be divided by differences of race or gender or minor political differences. What we are facing now is not a political problem but a moral one.

 

 

Unite and fight evil or unleash it upon the world, as the left wing parties of Germany did in 1933.

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