There has been a lot of talk about reaching across barriers and the need to break down the divisions that are so damaging in the US right now... I saw a meme the other day that said something to the effect of “I can still talk with you after the election even if you didn’t vote as I did. That’s what being an adult means.”
Here’s the thing... I’m not sure about that. It feels to me that the election happening today is not just about opinions or two competing ideas regarding how to work for the common good. It really does look to me that the actions of the current administration are evil. I really see no reason to even suspect that they (he) have the common good in mind. And the GOP is complicit in that.
- They have abandoned traditional conservative values. I’m not a conservative but I appreciate the place that viewpoint needs to have in our national discourse.
- They have allowed Trump to tear down democratic institutions.
- They have been willing to sacrifice anything and everything for power.
- Like Trump they have been willing to abandon truth without the slightest hint of discomfort.
If somebody votes for that party, it seems that they are either choosing to close their eyes to the evil or supportive of it. I don’t see any other option. I really don’t know how to reach out under those circumstances.