Title: Us versus Them thinking is a dead end

Date: 2012-10-13

This was posted on Twitter today: "OH: You know what's the difference between Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan? Lipstick."

Snark can be fun, and maybe even provides a neuro-chemical hit, but it can not lead to better discourse. I need ways to talk with those with whom I have disagreements. And an ad hominem zinger is not going to lead to rational dialog. It just promotes more us versus them thinking. And in my experience that way of thinking is a dead end. I need to find a viewpoint and (rhetorical?) stance that acknowledges our interdependence. We really are in this life together.