Thanks, James! I totally hear you. I’ve become less optimistic than 4+ years ago, but every now & then I see something that restores my faith in humanity. I’m curious about your thoughts on something. I’m guessing you’ve noticed the prevalence of people “on the right” expressing concern over America becoming “fascist” or totalitarian, just as people “on the left” are expressing the same concern over — but for totally different reasons.

It appears to me that people who are anti-lgbtq (among other things) are using the progression of human rights and things like “PC language” as the the defining factor, whereas people on the left (like me) see it inevitably happening because we have a wannabe dictator in office — not to mention, a reckless attorney general allowing him to break laws without consequence. And who is also bending and changing laws to protect the president.

Any thoughts on this? How can two fundamentally different groups of people see the same end game for our country, but be so polar opposite as to why it’s happening?

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