Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lost Common Ground
I have been back online now for about a month I guess. I have fallen back into old routines. I try to write every day now. I visit old friends' blogs and attempt to visit new ones. Unfortunately like before, I am drawn to blogs with balls. That is, blogs that have opinions with no apologies. I do not have to agree, but I do respect folks who are not wishy-washy.
Since I have been back and touring the poli-opinion landscape as seen from both the Right and the Left, I have been impressed by how much more divided the two are now than they were even a year ago. It seems the chasm has grown so wide, the two will never come together. It has gotten to the point when one proposes something, the other does not even look at it, they just oppose it because it was born on the wrong side of the fence. I have gotten on board myself with my total disgust with the Right.
Finding common ground on anything seems impossible. Yet, that is exactly what we have to do. Bury the big differences for awhile and attend to areas where agreement is possible. I am afraid though we aren't quite ready yet.
It will come. It always does. Our country has been like this many times in the past and we worked through it. Life is a cycle, so is the world politic.
Keep it 'tween the ditches..............................................