It’s like you are all monkeys howling and beating your fists at the other tribe of monkeys, in order to build up your sense of superiority enough to attack. And, of course the other tribe of monkeys is doing the exact same thing.
It is obvious to me that Bernie Sanders does not his supporters shooting at Congressman, that Black Lives Matter leaders don’t want policemen shot, that Democratic leaders don’t want people punching or trying to knife their political opponents, and don’t really approve of having their opponents’ headquarters shot up, etc, etc.
Similarly, I don’t think Trump wants anybody shooting up synagogues, running over protestors, mailing bombs or any of that shit.
This is one of these that is not a political problem. It is a human problem. There is a certain percentage of nuts who are going to react violently and stupidly in support of whatever it is that they care about or served as their justification.
Why on earth would you care which is side is currently in the lead for having the biggest nuts? Why would you stand on this? What will you do if next week somebody on the left commits a bigger and more atrocious act? Will you concede that the right has the moral high ground because they are less violent?
This kind of thinking is so fucking incredibly stupid it literally makes me ill.
Why is it that somebody has to be better? Why do there have to be these tribal lines where one side are the good guys and one side are the bad guys? We literally live in the best times there have ever been in perhaps the most free society that has ever existed and we all basically agree on 90-95% of everything.
The violence is a function of the heightened political rhetoric raising the temperature. The higher the temperature the more violent nut jobs feel justified.
If you want to be a good guy, if you want to be a good citizen, than you need to lower the temperature. You need to think and say nice things about people you disagree with and force yourself to see them as worthy equals, especially when the disagreement is severe fundamental and felt deeply.
As a whole we are acting like those two monkey tribes, howling and jeering within our respective groups to build ourselves up and make our opponents look small.
This is supposed to be a message board of critical thinkers. Your just acting like monkeys. Stop it. Rise above your primate instincts. You are not better, more righteous, less violent or anything else. You are just more jabbering monkeys adding to the noise, raising the temperature.
Lower the temperature.
It’s important. These things get out of hand really fast. A lot of people could get killed.
In this respect, do not be on the side of the right or the left. Be on the side of those who are trying to focus on the bonds of commslity and who are lowering the temperature of the overheated hyperbole and political rhetoric.