Like the the apocryphal frog in the slowly warming pot of water, I didn’t understand that the right and left had changed places.
Since the 1960’s, the left and right have swapped positions on freedom of expression, speech, and conscience.
“[The moral] high ground [of] the left cannot hold if it embraces subtle double standards… “
Rev Braestrup: “Invited not to think too much about the grubby details, we … don’t.”
Susan Rice: “We lack civil discourse across ideological boundaries.”
…[O]n the odd occasion that people are exposed to each other as people,,., othering is hard to maintain. And that is the rare moment when human compassion and empathy can break out.