….and only one side has committed itself to a political strategy that relies on stoking hatred and fear of the other….
(just done the same, haven’t you?)
Ever has it been the same. Convicted of the same crime we accuse others of, we cry, “No fair!”
Whenever a people feel threatened, their way of life and ideals especially, they go to war. The invasion causes a reaction, on both sides a reaction. Please recognize the culprit for what it is. The same is in Europe. Our values are challenged, so we fight for them.
Both sides do the same and the gulf opens up between Right and Left, a yawning gulf that can ‘sinkhole’ us in if observing unawares. Let us beware. That hole has appeared more than once in a restless history of men.