These arguments are simply brilliant.
I know a lot of good conservatives and liberals, as well as others who fall somewhere in between the two sides of the political spectrum, and if there’s one lesson we all need to remember in the current climate of anxiety, it’s that we all make mistakes and we possess the agency and capability to look within ourselves and correct those mistakes.
In North America, far-right and far-left ideologies have both been hijacked in recent years by a mutually intense fear and hatred of the other side, such that the fear and hate have both become ends in themselves.
This is why we’ve ended up with some decidedly out-of-place ideas infiltrating each camp that frequently lead to further harm and alienation as the feedback loop intensifies. It’s also why we see some people jumping ship, or jumping straight into the middle of the conflict.
History has shown it takes a delicate and dedicated effort to walk the line and bring people to the middle, or even to maintain one’s own set of values and respect the other side, but it’s worth it. In Canada and in the US, time and time again, the unity of diverse peoples has ushered in many of our very best accomplishments.