Occasionally I find a post recommended on Twitter than i find fascinating because it happens to have a level of introspection that I rarely see from many who are either politically left of right. So it comes as a surprise when someone, who declares themself a member of one of these groups writes something self-damning – and happens to be correct as well.
Someone I follow on Twitter submitted this post for all of our consideration and I have to say that before I began reading it, I was skeptical, just based on it’s title. I have found peoiple on both siudes of the political divide to sometimes be less than sincere on what they write or say but this post is truly eye opening in the sense that the author, I believe has succinctly described exactly why the left will lose the culture wars. Everything in the post may be summarized in this paragraph :
All they have to do is what they’re doing — doing imperfectly, yes, and with numerous counter-examples available, but still doing far better than the Left presently — be willing to talk, debate, permit questions, live and let live, and refrain from joining, embracing, or approving of mobs.
All anyone has to do to determine whether or not any of this is correct is to peruse any of the social media platforms – not to mention, watching the news. On social media, it’s anathema today to hold an opinion, have a thought, that doesn’t conform with what is believed to be mainstream, Those that do not believe that human life is in immanent danger due to Climate Change have been compared to Holocaust Deniers. Of course, if you’re white, you’re automatically a racist and what’s interesting about that is the number of white people that use that liberally. Let’s not forget that anyone that is on the political right is also a Nazi or fascist. All of this has become so ubiquitous today that conservatives no longer hear anything from progressives. It’s just a long Buzz sound coming from somewhere.
I don’t see any winners of the culture wars. When both sides stop talking to each other, and that’s already happening, then all that happens is to widen the chasm that already exists and does nothing for either political side to resolve any real issues that still plague all of us.