That Old Time Religion has been replaced...
Sad but true.
Personally, I feel like the last centrist. I have both friends that are conservative and friends that are liberal, and they really have completely moved away from each other. I can't explain to my liberal friends that the minimum wage is retarded and Obamacare is silly, and I can't explain to my conservative friends that, yes, the moon landing really did happen and the Earth really is round (just kidding, of course, I have to explain that gay people should be able to marry whoever the hell they want to and women should be free from government oppression with respect to their own bodies).
Though, truth be told, I think what's sadly rare is people unable to see that members of the "other tribe" are actually real people with real concerns and points of view. Why is it so hard to sit down and truly listen to the other side?
" Why is it so hard to sit down and truly listen to the other side?"
Perhaps the question is really, "What does it mean to be human?" When that question can be satisfactorily answered by each of us for ourselves then the other issues will seem insignificant.
I find the use of the words "tribes" by political figures disconcerting. Tribe of deplorables ? Tribe of LGBT? talk about the politics of division. The word tribes somehow conjures visions of primitives and a hand to mouth existence….maybe we could reach out to lizabeth warren for some clarification.
I'll skip the sermon and advance to my recommendation: F. A. Hayek's The Fatal Conceit.
Synopsis: Humans are hardwired to think tribally. Loyalty to group. Mistrust of strangers.
We're not as rational as we imagine.
The lefties now all "identify" as native... so "tribe" is actually the right word.
And Faux-cahontas is clearly their chief...
The left has been trying to divide everyone into little groups which can be depended on to vote correctly, or are sufficiently compliant to be shamed into voting correctly. The need to belong is being abused to an almost incredible degree.