The strain of polarization

November 9th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

Saturday’s projection that Democrat Joe Biden has won the presidential election and Republican Donald Trump’s claim of voter fraud and refusal to concede has underscored that the so-called United States is divided right down the middle. So, this post—written two weeks ago—is especially appropriate. Here’s a theory of why America is so polarized:

It seems in America, we have only two holes in our pasta strainer: black and white. Light gray is forced through the white hole and darker grays are squeezed through the black hole, because there’s simply no opening for gray. Unfortunately, the problems facing America are not as simple as black and white. [Continue reading]

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