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Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

Words Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:30 AM
It's not like he did anything for Illinois or Chicago. For some reason enough people are confident that he can fix things, based on the Chicago and Illinois example of excellence, that they voted him in to do the job. By the way Chicago is more dangerous than it has been in a long time, with skyrocketing violent crime, and Illinois in general remains broke despite a huge increase in taxes.

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...