I routinely reach out to people. I ask Trump supporters why they believe what they do. I ask his detractors the same question. I attempt to listen. I try to understand things the way they understand them. I don’t have to agree, but I should understand. Sometimes I get good answers. Mostly I get heckling.
This is the world.
Maybe if we could offer each other a cup of tea. Let’s sit and drink our tea while we talk. You can’t do that on the Internet, you say? There is no tea emoji on Facebook? Then there should be. But, you say. This is important! My opinions are important!
And I say, Tea is important, too.