(photo credit: Donald Trump and his GOP Debate by Mike Licht on flickr.com. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode.)
I read the entire New Yorker magazine this past Sunday as I planned and realized why I have difficulty keeping up with my subscription.
Almost every article goes in depth enough to get my mind going, so after I read it, sometimes even mid-article, I need some time to process what I’ve read. To move onto the next in-depth piece right after the last one, confuses me. That might make me sound intellectually limited but I believe it is more about the way I process information. Once I focus on something and really try to understand its meaning, I find it hard to shift my focus before I am ready to move on.
The first longer article I read in this issue was about the aftermath of the shooting at Emanuel church in North Charleston, South Carolina in April. I found much about the story fascinating but found myself going back to this one line because of how it carries over into our current political atmosphere.
“If you build a politic, as we have done in America since Nixon and Reagan, in which election strategies are based on distrust of the other, well, some folks will react on a political level and vote based on racial fear.”
Did you read it? Read it again. Reread it one more time. I can’t stop thinking about it. The concept is simplistic but the fact that we let it perpetuate is extremely complicated. I think.
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