A real truth movement is brewing on all sides of the political spectrum. Any American even slightly politically engaged has spent the better part of the past two years plugged into media and searching for answers. There are many, many questions surrounding the historic events of the 2016 American election cycle and very few of those questions, to this point, have satisfying answers.
This has caused problems for American society. Families and friends have been ripped apart by an absolute inability to come to an agreement on what the truth is. Beyond that, a severe lack of understanding of opposing beliefs and values compounds the mistrust and anger we hold towards our fellow citizens. The most frustrating aspect of this situation is how simple it would be to correct this problem long term.
We all want to know the Truth. It is a natural desire in all of us. Additionally, we all believe that there is and can only be one reality, ours. This causes us to view all opposing narratives as nothing more than propaganda and lies pushed by subversive operatives. This is a fallacy and a dangerous one. Holding such beliefs turns informed voters with differing information into enemy factions who fail to see each other as equals.
If we were going to have a civil national political conversation it needs to start from a place of commonality. The simplest and most productive place to begin our political conversations is this: No one has a complete understanding of what is True. No one has all the information necessary to form a complete understanding of the political realities of the moment. We can discuss the implications of a society as in the dark to its own political realities as we are in America in the 21st century, I think that would be a fruitful discussion to have, but until we all recognize how ignorant we are to the Truth we will never be able to understand one another. We don't really understand ourselves or the reality of our nation.
Conversations about the pressing issues of modern American need to be approached with humility. When we recognize that so much of what we hear, see and read are deliberate deceptions it makes it easier to accept that the position you hold could be wrong. This simple recognition allows individuals the opportunity to relate to their ideological opposition and approach debate with more empathy. The stakes of the political debate are very real, we all must work together to extract honesty from our politicians and news figures, who at this point are nothing more than paid liars and charlatans.
As we wrestle with the information we have access too and as we analyze new revelations, we will all form new, better opinions. We must come together with a common cause in finding out what the reality of America actually is and then as one, united electorate clearly dictate what we would like it to be. Together. It shouldn't be long before we see the results of years-long investigations and reviews, perhaps it will be an enlightening summer.
God bless you. God bless America.