Prejudice is rampant fueled by the open hatred that defines the major political parties. There has always been discrimination in America. The outrage of foreign migrants to America includes nearly every nationality that now calls the U.S. home.
The North cloaked its segregation in redlining, while the South used the “other side of the tracks” as boundary lines. The Chinese were feared in the West, Japanese were interned, the Irish were demonized, and Jews were killers of Christ, while Moslems are jihadists with bombs at the ready!
Abraham is the foundation of all three major religions. If nothing else, the hatred and physical attacks of today are family affairs. How blind are those who see others as less than human when we are all of one bloodline?
Chimps and humans are closely related, yet truth be told the animal kingdom is more civilized than humans seem to be. Few animals war on their own kind, yet human history is built on the blood of our fellow creatures.
It is not surprising that there is a belief that mankind is a virus attacking our living planet that must one day pay the price for its affliction.
Most people look to religious and civic leaders to find the “better angels of our nature” that Abraham Lincoln sought.
It would be foolish to state there are leaders today who would offer what Lincoln prayed for when he stated in his inaugural speech, “We are not enemies, but friends. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.”