Is it foolish to let politics ruin friendships? | The Tylt
Is it foolish to let politics ruin friendships?
If Thomas Jefferson could overlook political differences, can't we all?
Then again, Jefferson was a white, slave-owning landholder. People who have ended friendships over the election say there is no maintaining relationships with people who voted against their basic rights.
Does it do any good to cut people out who differ with us politically? Doesn't that just make us more polarized and more divided?
This Mary Sue writer explains why she can no longer be friends with people who voted for Trump:
Immigrants are scared that their entire families are going to be ripped apart....I’m trying to figure out an emergency plan to get my family and I passports in case things get unsafe for us. I’m figuring out how I would leave the only country I’ve ever called home just in case. Telling us to get over it or not be upset is completely invalidating our existence. I refuse to sit idly by and let you or anyone else take away my right to exist.
And the infighting isn't just left and right—this election split factions on both sides. Many Hillary and Bernie supporters are still not speaking, or blaming each other for Clinton's loss.
A couple die hard Hillary supporters I was friends with on FB are still having a melt down over her losing & still blaming Bernie 🙄😕