The world would appear to be evolving into a very unstable place to live and, sadly, that has nothing to do with environmental changes; the structural integrity of our planet, or some cataclysmic event in our solar system. Sadly … it has everything to do with us.
Our news is routinely showing large groups of people who are not only publicly voicing their frustrations, but are also exerting physical persuasions to make their point. We are fortunate to live in a society where anti-establishment feelings can be expressed without formal repercussions however, the seemingly growing intolerance to opposing views should be a cause for concern for all of us.
South of our (Canada) border, evidence would suggest that pockets of anarchy already exist. Discrimination based on skin colour is a “hot” topic, and the resulting anger is already being seen as violence replaces peaceful protesting. It would appear that over-reactions by protesters are being met by over-reactions of law enforcement agencies. That would suggest that the issues in question are being resolved by force, and not by negotiation. That in no way paves the road to a peaceful settlement.
I also understand that the US population already has a number of distinct belief system differences generally based around life perspectives and financial income, and Mr. Trump is certainly helping to ensure that the various divisive ideologies are alive and well and growing. Perhaps it is a divide and conquer strategy with the upcoming election in mind. Perhaps it is just his way of looking after himself, and with absolutely no interest in any debris he leaves along the way.
Nothing is likely to be done about Mr.Trump until the next election, but the rest of us (in whatever country we are in) can exercise a little self-control, and can acknowledge alternative views on a topic without feeling threatened, and reacting accordingly. It is all simply a matter of acknowledging different perspectives, and the reasons for them.
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