A lady at the State of the Union watch party said that she was about to curse after seeing Nancy Pelosi With that look on her face. I then said to her that we must Love our enemies. She then told me that it was hard.
Now I’m not a fan of the Democrats. I don’t like their support for #Abortion, their denial of God, their wanting to grow government to take over people’s lives and choice. I have many things to say about them.
But what we must do is to not fall into the idea of collectivism. One of the main differences between the Left and the Right is that the Left sees group identity as more important than individual identity. They see the world as black, white, gay, female, Democrat and Republican.
When you use phrases like the Democrats hating America, you close the door to actually trying to understand what they really want, and prevent yourself from being able to persuade them why you think your goals are best.
I don’t think that Nancy or most Democrats actually hate this country. I don’t think that they hate most business owners or rich people.
Collective Group Identities are good for some things as long as we don’t take it too seriously. When we start to paint people with these brushes, we end up on the path toward fanatism.
Republicans are starting to use the language of the left and are starting to adopt this value. We can do better than that.