Can We All Get Along?

 They say those that refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  So, let me ask you, does anyone under 30, today, know ANYTHING about the Hutus and Tutsis?  If you are thinking I am talking about the people that wear grass skirts around huts in Hawaii, you illustrate my point.

Back in the 90s... not even that long ago.. all the news was talking about how the Rawandan civil war between the Hutu's and the Tutsi's had claimed over a half million people's lives, as the Hutu's hunted down Tutsis and even moderate Hutus that didn't want the conflict and killed them.  When it happened, everyone in that day wondered... HOW could a society in modern age become so intolerant?

Fast forward to current day.  I read a poll this week where 70 percent of young Democrats were saying they would not date a Republican.  Since most young Democrats are women standing for the elevation of feminine interests and condemning "toxic masculinity" of Republican interests, it does explain why statistics bear out that less and less people are choosing monogamy, and there is a rise in lesbianism.  Having been conditioned by the left to be militant to their principles, they feel that to be TRUE to their CAUSE they must reject any acceptance of the point of view of others.  After this last election, there were LITERALLY people in the White House and Congress calling for the investigation and arrest of members of the other political party.

It is not only the left that hold this kind of isolation and condemnation, and I condemned it when it happened from the other side.  I saw us being moved closer and closer to our OWN Hutu Tutsi bloodshed.  It's not like we haven't seen this in our land.  During OUR civil war more than a half million of OUR OWN people died in that conflict, and after it ended, Lincoln said, "Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered ~ that of neither has been answered fully"

No... yeah, we kicked their ass.  It wasn't a celebration.  The end of conflict never is, and it always ends is sorrow and regret that they didn't try harder to make it work... just as I have learned in my age about relationships that end, whether romantic or family or friendships.  

How many remember after 9-11, when people of all states, parties, races, and sexes gathered together to find unity.  There were prayer vigils, and people reached across the isle t achieve many great things in our society without running elections on how to destroy the other party.   Yet, now, as I noted we had a President that literally called for the investigation of the other party and has repeatedly refused to talk to them.  Then, as legislation fails, drivers go on strike, oil prices rise from less drilling opportunity and more.. they find that calling someone evil doesn't endear them to want to work with you on anything.

And, that's where we are as a society, beyond politics, as well.  Relationships fail, families dissolve, workplaces and schools break into conflicts, and we cannot even watch a tv show or movie as entertainment, because those that make those shows have publicly pledge loyalty to one party and have said they use their medium to propagandize political viewpoints.

So, I call with Rodney King, who was the victim of a REAL racial attack, when he famously asked the country in front of a camera.. "Can we all get along?"

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