From where I sit, particularly from a spiritual point of view, separation of any kind is an illlusion. It is a thought of the ego, intended to cause dissonance. We align oursleves with one side or another and dig in our heels. The consequent polarity is divisive and hurtful to us as a community, as a nation and as a global society.
Still, illusions tend to be what we live with and call “reality.” So we continue to be polarized and want our position to be the answer to our issues. It’s the Democrats, the Right, Socialism or Capitalism that is the problem.African american businessman disagreeing arguing debating during office negotiations, black negotiator disputing with caucasian partner, insisting on point of view in discussion, explaining opinion
But immigration is not a Liberal or Republican issue, it is our Nation’s issue. The economy affects all of us equally; it is not particular to Democrats or Republicans. Our issues are all of ours and therefore must be solved with a more holistic approach.
Resolution is more likely to be found in pragmatic solution, but we can’t do that when one side or the other has a “one trick pony” that entirely dismisses compromise, even when it fails to resolve our problems.
Each side has something to teach the other. We can learn from one another but we won’t if we continue to want only to hear when someone speaks consistent with what we ourselves believe and close ourselves off to the possibilities of listening to the side that has another opinion.
So what about compromise and common sense solutions? What about being open to finding ways to fix problems, rather than create more problems with our biases? Common sense solutions seem to escape us when we are bent on winning for the sake of our positions.
Can we not get to a place of a more properly focused attention based on what just makes sense??? I’m holding out hope.