Media factions are source of our polarization

My fellow Americans, you are being duped and in a big way. Our information super-highway is divided into two very distinct directions. We have a sizable portion of our mainstream press that is no longer hiding its lack of objectivity, and a pretty hefty number of social media platforms whose bias is growing more extreme by the day.

These two media feeders are producing an isolated and polarized social design. Simply watch and listen to the two media factions on the right and the left and you will soon see why we are becoming so vitriolic and hateful. I have watched people talk about tolerance and acceptance and in the same interview point to those who need to be “stabbed in the heart.”

We see people who talk about banning guns and then joining those who say “that guy needs to be shot dead” simply because he carries a different political ideology. I see politicians who simply refuse to apply the same measurement of morality to both sides equally and hope you just don’t remember history.

I am urging you to think very carefully about your current alignment and spend some time reflecting carefully about what it is that is driving your political passion. There are many out there that are clinging to perceptions that their traditional political preferences are the same as they were a few years ago.

To do so, is the continuance of our national destruction.

Don Thompson

Lake Stevens

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