ABSOLUTIST OPINIONS

By Arlen Grossman

I somehow found an email thread that seemed to be populated with Republicans, who wanted to blame and tear down President Biden for all the problems of this country and the world. Here was my response:

The problem with all these absolutist opinions is that people shouldn’t be so sure they have all the answers. My side (Democrats, pro-Biden) believes Trump should have been convicted after his impeachments. The other side (Republicans, pro-Trump) is convinced everything is Biden’s fault and he should be impeached.

 

As you can see, both sides live in different realities. My side gets most of its opinions from MSNBC, CNN, The NY Times and other “mainstream” news sources. The other side gets most of its opinions from Fox News and it’s TV imitators, talk radio, right-wing websites, etc. Thus we are left with two realities, two “truths.”

 

If we continue like this, our country will continue going downhill, and we will find it difficult to find solutions we can all agree with. I guess what I am trying to say is that we can’t be all sure we have all the answers. Somehow we have to find a way to come together to solve the multiple problems this country has. 

 

Thus, as tempting as it is, we can’t blame everything on Trump nor everything on Biden. We should at least make an effort to be open-minded and understand that not everything is black and white, but rather there are some gray areas. Am I alone in thinking like this? Is there a better way to understand politics than “my side” is always right, and “your side” is always wrong?

 

Food for thought.

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4 Responses to ABSOLUTIST OPINIONS

  1. Nice to hear from you, Gary. I stopped corresponding with you when you were saying favorable comments about Donald Trump, whom I consider the worst president in U.S. history. I certainly agree with you about America’s Corpocracy., and how it is ruining our country. And I agree both parties are complicit, though frankly, the Republicans are worse.

    • Gary Brumback says:

      Arlen, read the true history of America. It has NEVER had a morally upright prez. Quite the opposite. Except for 2 who died in ofc a month or so after occupying it, all have been surrogate murderers (see Einstein) at the behest of their masters, the evil power elite of corporate America. E-mail me and I will send you a copy of my newest book

      • You are right, of course, Gary. American history has always been about destruction, exploitation, racism and greed. I blame out-of-control crony capitalism for our future inevitable collapse. And most Americans would have no idea what we are talking about. I am always amazed at your amazing productivity, Gary. I wonder if you will slow down when you get old (I’m joking, of course, and have lost track of your age). I would be very pleased to have a signed copy of your latest book.

  2. Gary B. Brumback says:

    Arlen, you won’t be wrong if you blame the power elite of America’s corpocracy, where the superior elite of big corporations tell the subordinate elite in government what to buy, what to do and what to say. R’s and D’ s are simply the two sides of both coins. Pls e-mail me if you agree. Thnx, very old Gary.

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