These are certainly disturbing and troubling times for our country.
Mass killings seem to occur almost weekly, whether they be committed by international or national terrorists, people with personal grievances, or the mentally deranged.
Natural disasters are on the rise, with increases, in frequency, size and ferocity. Many consider this to be a result of global warming, while others deny that this phenomenon even exists.
Actors and directors, politicians and business executives are being accused almost daily of sexually harassing and exploiting women, especially their subordinates.
The reporters of the news are accused of being biased and creating “fake news,” by both sides of the political spectrum. Many people only read and watch content that reinforces their existing opinions.
Police are being accused of bigotry and selective enforcement against minorities, as are the courts.
In my view, the only possible solution to these problems is for us all to sit down together and find some common ground. Most people are good and want our country to succeed. We need to understand our neighbors, even if their views are different from our own, in order to make this country a place in which we all want to live.
Only then, can we move forward as a nation. Hate, divisiveness and confrontation are not the answer.
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