In an excellent post by my friend John Wilsey, the idea of a divided America is put in political and historical context… thinking back to the week MLK was killed (see my next post) and its context and referring to another article that makes the case for the assertion that, in ’68, this was the worst week in US history, Wilsey says, in the heart of his argument…
“In our contemporary political environment, we can make a choice about how we are going to behave ourselves. We can adopt a warfare mentality and draw lines in the sand and consider our political opponents to be the enemy. Or, we can compromise our values and our convictions, give in, surrender to our political opponents for the sake of just getting along.
Are those the only two options? Need we bifurcate on the issue of civility? I think not. I think it is possible to maintain your convictions and not be divisive at the same time.”
READ MORE from John Wilsey.
I think we all (Americans and my dear friends in Hungary too) need to think deeply behind the heart of Dr. Wilsey’s words.