In the face of such division and exploding emotion, it now seems that the only viable path towards peace is to listen and be silent. Once emotions have overtaken reason in the halls of power disallowing opposing views, we the people must assemble our platforms and proceed with caution. We all lose in the violence of mob rule, and mob mentality... We must use our systems, and our relationships, and our legacy to garner support for action.
Rhetoric is now useless and inflammatory. It has been made so by the intense pain, real or not, felt by all sides. Individual pain is no longer separate from the collective pain. In most cases, it seems that the ability to grant sincerity has been rendered not essential. Our era of identity politics dictates that our brand is all that matters. This is a treacherous slope.
It is time to leave this place in every sense.
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