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Submitted by vcragain (United States), Jul 27, 2016 at 10:46

I am of the Left persuasion, in here trying to keep abreast of why Trump is happening. I think the country's biggest problem is the difference that is being pushed -by both political sides- between the ideologies of 'Left' & "Right' making them completely irreconcilable - we all know when you sit intelligent people down to solve a problem that HAS to be solved they will generally manage to work out a way to live with the results, and do it without shouting each other down. THAT is what has completely vanished from the political scene and this is demolishing Democracy.

Without compromise there can be no multi-party system - even within one party there are varying views if people are honest about how they see things - that is what we need again. How do we get there ? - I am not blaming either side, I think that the Internet, the fast pace of current news, the religious/non-religious overtones & the news-as-a-profit-making-industry are all contributing to this sad state of affairs. We need to cultivate a pride in discussing things without hate, in coming to an understanding of the other person's view even while not agreeing. Is the current situation happening because the school system is no longer training students to think for themselves, but rather to follow an established 'correct view' of the world ?. Without bright minds, we are doomed - other countries have no such limitation.

The 'Conservative' mind needs to temper it's ideas with that realization, and the 'Liberal' mind needs to temper it's ideas with the realization that 'different' does not always mean 'better' - old ideas have value that should not be just thrown out, somewhere in the middle may be the best way to see the world, and keep our sanity while we examine all variations of thought to arrive at the best way. Time for non-hysterical ADULTS to get into the fray & make sure someone like Trump is kept out of US politics !

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