This is perhaps the most significant paragraph I have read in a long time. It captures what I have inarticulately been trying to say for the last several years. It captures the danger of the extreme left and right.
When populists put partisanship before truth, they sabotage good government. When progressives divide people into competing castes, they turn the nation against itself. Both diminish institutions that resolve social conflict. Hence they often resort to coercion, however much they like to talk about justice.The Economist
Truth matters. Facts matter. The willingness to ignore truth and create facts from fiction will destroy us from within.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The divisive strategy employed today is tearing us apart by race, age, gender, income, wealth, worker from entrepreneur and more.
To what end, some unattainable society based on naive assumptions and ignoring human nature? In any case, do Americans want to give up thinking for themselves, for taking and exercising responsibility by deferring to those who would impose their “we know best” extreme philosophy?
Make no mistake. At one extreme we are talking about those aligned with a Donald Trump ideology and at the other extreme those who accept what Warren, Sanders, Jayapal, Ocasio- Cortez and other extreme progressives see as the new order.