Monday Morning Meditation

A brief thought on conflict discussion in American society:

Liberals: “Conservatives are the downfall of America for imposing their morals and beliefs on the rest of us! If you don’t fall in line with their absolutist dogma you will be shamed, persecuted, and lose that which you hold dear!”

Conservatives: “Liberals are the downfall of America for imposing their morals and beliefs on us! If you don’t fall in line with their absolutist dogma you will be shamed, persecuted, and lose that which you hold dear!”

Liberals: “Don’t believe those ultra conservative news outlets like Fox News or Breitbart. They are hopelessly biased! Get your news from real outlets like CNN or MSNBC!”

Conservatives: “Don’t believe those ultra liberal news outlets like CNN or MSNBC! They are hopelessly biased! Get your news from real outlets like Fox News or Breitbart!”

Liberals: “All the problems in our country started with Bush/Regan!”

Conservatives: “All the problems in this country started with Clinton/Obama!”

Liberals: “I can’t believe those hurtful bullies would say such horrible things about us! Have you read any conservative commentary lately? It’s full of nothing but hate speech!”

Conservatives: “I can’t believe those hurtful bullies would say such horrible things about us! Have you read any liberal commentary lately? It’s full of nothing but hate speech!”

Liberals: “A government full of those people means the end of modern society as we know it!”

Conservatives: “A government full of those people means the end of modern society as we know it!”

Liberals: “Bunch of Bible thumping, gun loving Jesus freaks, the lot of them.”

Conservatives: “Bunch of godless, heathen, tree hugging, granola crunching socialist/communist/anarchist freaks, the lot of them.”

Liberals: “It’s impossible to have a rational discussion with conservatives. They just spew the same empty talking points void of any substantive merit.”

Conservatives: “It’s impossible to have a rational discussion with liberals. They just spew the same empty talking points void of any substantive merit.”

Liberals: “You know what? If you don’t agree with me on (insert point of contention), go ahead and remove yourself from my presence.”

Conservatives: “You know what? If you don’t agree with me on (insert point of contention), go ahead and remove yourself from my presence.”

Liberals: “I really miss the days when we treated each other with civility and respect.”

Conservatives: “I really miss the days when we treated each other with civility and respect.”

Noticing a pattern anywhere?

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