It is no longer just that our passions are getting the best of us, more and more our politics is enabling the worst in us. We are no longer seeing our opponents as sort of the other side, but as the others, as targets. As someone who is not fundamentally like us.
The more politics preys on our divisions, the more we become defined by our divisions. This blinds us to the perspectives that others bring to the table. In turn, we ourselves don't reach out and we don't offer our time and our energy and we don't understand different perspectives. We're caught in this paradox where we are move connected than ever before, but we could not feel more disconnected and more alienated from each other than ever before.