If social media, or Congress, were a true representation of Americans, we would be in a bad place. But like most “reality” entertainment, that’s just not representative of the truth.
The lie that there is widespread conflict reaching its climax between those who have a “conservative” perspective and a “liberal” This view is ubiquitous online and in political circles – but here in the real world, it simply isn’t true.
In real life – face to face – how often do you ask someone about their politics or beliefs before deciding whether or not to talk to them? Not often we would bet. Like so many standards on the internet and social media, they simply don’t exist in the real world.
The senseless and ill-informed cries that call for political polarization almost always come from those seeking to profit from this division. Over the past few years, we’ve seen people who were longtime friends part ways because of dogma being spread by others online.
We would ask you, as a New Year’s resolution, to disconnect and look at that person you care about before an online argument. Reach out to them and tell them that you value them as a person, and that any argument you’ve had exists in the false reality that is the internet…and the false realm of politics for that matter.
What makes America great? Our people, our hearts and our courage.
Sometimes you have to tell a friend they’re doing something wrong, and often they just don’t want to hear it. Well, the tampered division has gotten us into some pretty dark places, and it’s time to stop.
It has gone far enough for our congresswoman to continue her call for a “domestic divorce” a pig painted with an argument that reeks of secessionist absurdity.
We ask our representative to remember that his job in Congress is to represent us. In Northwest Georgia we are a hard working people who care deeply about the area in which we live. We also care about our history, but most of all we care about our people.
Who cares if you voted for Trump or Biden – or if you didn’t vote at all? We see people helping others and not caring at all about who that person voted for – as it should be. We care if you need help and we constantly see the people of Floyd County and Northwestern Georgia reaching out to help others in need.
Watch RomeGaCares. Look at toys for toddlers. Watch Christmas with a Cop. Look at the caring people who give their all to The Salvation Army, Davies Shelters and United Way. Look at our local churches and their outreach programs.
They don’t care what “side” are you sure. They care that you are a person, and so should we all.
Parties, politicians – and yes – the media need to realize that a lot of Americans are tired of bickering.
The Pew Research Center reported that as Republicans and Democrats have become more partisan, the middle group that is not 100% with either party has continued to grow.
This group of people may have opinions on specific policies, but they do not fit neatly into either political divide. According to their data, it is quite a significant part of the country.
It’s even evident here in this largely conservative region of Georgia. Many, if not most, have no allegiance to either political party and disagree with either party’s constant bickering and ability to take offense. in the smallest of things.
The parties are clearly very polarized, but evidence shows that around 40% of the public is not polarized. Each of these parties needs to wake up and realize that if they continue to push for consistent division, they will see these voters swing in a different direction.
Just because an online post gets likes, retweets, or comments — or even boosts your fundraising numbers — doesn’t mean it translates into real support in the real world.
We urge you to bring real-world values to the polls this year. The division in the falsified political realm has continued to bleed into the real world, and it’s time for it to end.
We are ALL Americans.
– Rome News Tribune of Georgia