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Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

John1921 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:04 PM
Jefferson was a volcano of wonderful aphorisms; often on both sides of an issue. That's because he was poised on the brink of the new Enlightenment spin-off -- Leftism. His experience and education taught him that men were not created equal, but Enlightenment philosophy (erroneous in toto) taught that differences were only due to environmental factors, and could be overcome by manipulating the environment (By who? And how?).

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...