Sean Blanda nice perspective. I have been doing some basic “look-see” into how people can reach across the aisle on any issue, Gun Control, Tastes in Music, LGBT issues or anything for that matter. From what I understand, it seems compassion/empathy for the other person’s experience is one way to at least begin to understand some nuances of the other side of an issue.
The concept of filter bubble as explained here https://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles?language=en
has also added another complicating layer in trying to understand the other side.