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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 10:03 AM

29. How can we come together?

I am more disheartened than ever about the divisions in this country. I have made some attempts to reach out to the other side and the window into their reality is just devastating.

Specifically I work with some far right wing guys. 2 of which I went to lunch with on Friday. Really good family men and overall good people with good hearts. They are totally brain washed. And I will defend each of their characters. These are both smart and good people. Both are Aerospace Engineers, both have served in the military, both are very respected colleagues and experts in their field. Both are capable of critical thinking. But both showed me they are so angry that it's nearly impossible to reach them. It's victim hood, in their world they have been brainwashed for 30 years into thinking that white Christian men are the victims and the deck is stacked against them.

They will not respond to reason, it's emotion for them, but they are sure they are being reasonable and logical. I'll keep trying, but it's not going to get anywhere. They have alternative facts for every possible topic.

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