“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” ~Abraham Lincoln; First Inaugural Address
As this COLD civil war reaches fruition I planned to use the quote above a day or so after the election but it seems tempers disfranchisement, and division became part of the central message of this election. We have lost so much, compromised what should have been the uncompromisable, we broke apart. Ultimately we shut others out, we became cruel. We took a Curare laden arrow to the soul.
For better or worse, certainly worse, we picked two toxic leaders to represent us. This speaks volumes as to what little thought the American People place on politics and what we need to confront with resolution in the years to come. It has always been a vexing proposition to work in bipartisan fashion; now that there is a deep division within the Democratic party, it appears an impossible task.
Labels have always been a problematic thing. They confine, generalize and no matter how thorough they leave out important information.
Whether you are deep blue, “Cobalt Blue” or shifted to the green side of the political spectrum we need to find our commonalities, let these things be our defining aspects, we must NEVER let the love lust for one leader degrade us again.
Of course none of this means we should become the raked, DISSENT now and forever!