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Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

Denny0103 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:05 AM
You have to go along to get along. Inclusion and tolerance for all who are in lockstep - everybody else is racist/sexist/ageist and every other kind of "ist" there is. Reasoned arguments of opposing viewpoints only unleash the dogs of hypocrisy. “It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” ? Noël Coward,

During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days.

King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility.

Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...