Since people in this country don’t even agree on what facts are or can be, even an exchange of arguments doesn’t help. One must abandon the idea of being able to persuade.
two parties, two worlds
This is why people in the United States now live in social bubbles. A typical Democratic supporter has almost no contact with Republican supporters in his neighborhood. An increasing number of parents say they would be disappointed if their child married someone from another political party. Some therapists recommend that you shouldn’t even talk about politics with the people you love.
But with other things also it is not so easy. Proponents of both the camps believe that family and children are the most important things in life. For Republicans, however, faith and religion are something that gives meaning to their lives. This aspect does not appear in the top five spots among supporters of the Democrats.
An acquaintance told me that after the 2016 election he removed everyone from his circle of friends who voted for Trump. And even now, six years later, he still feels perfect.
Germany must not let this go so far!
Several initiatives in the state tackle the question of how bridges can be built if people no longer meet – and don’t want to meet. How can they talk to each other when they see each other as a threat to the future of their country?
Politics is no help. There are only two parties here. One is in charge, the other is not. You win or lose. Compromise has become rare. This was the case even before Donald Trump. With him as president, however, it began to appear, he lifted the mood and warmed it up.
As a supervisor, this leaves me sad and at a loss. But if I learn anything from this, it is this: once it falls apart, it is difficult to put it back together.
Talk to each other, darlings! Listen to each other and don’t be too quick to judge each other! Don’t say “they” and “we”, don’t divide people into groups! Don’t go out of your way! In Germany, we should never, ever, ever move to the United States!