(WSJ) Peggy Noonan–Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous

What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. It is between those who support Donald Trump and those who despise him, between left and right, between the two parties, and even to some degree between the bases of those parties and their leaders in Washington. It is between the religious and those who laugh at Your Make Believe Friend, between cultural progressives and those who wish not to have progressive ways imposed upon them. It is between the coasts and the center, between those in flyover country and those who decide what flyover will watch on television next season. It is between “I accept the court’s decision” and “Bake my cake.” We look down on each other, fear each other, increasingly hate each other.

Oh, to have a unifying figure, program or party.

But we don’t, nor is there any immediate prospect. So, as Ben Franklin said, we’ll have to hang together or we’ll surely hang separately. To hang together—to continue as a country—at the very least we have to lower the political temperature. It’s on all of us more than ever to assume good faith, put our views forward with respect, even charity, and refuse to incite.

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One comment on “(WSJ) Peggy Noonan–Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous

  1. Kendall Harmon says:

    A good piece BUT still can be read to imply President Trump is the problem rather than a symptom; as I see things Pres. Trump is a bad symptom but the bigger problem is the culture that produced him (and all these journalists mentioned and many other sad and bad symptoms also).