I’m going to give you another hypothetical:
Conservative, republican actor sits beside a liberal, democrat, gay politician. The actors “fan base” are up in arms asking how the actor dare sit next to someone who has views diametrically opposite what they hold. Fans are incredulous and appalled that the pair seemed to be enjoying one another’s company and were even see….laughing….. Social media is aflame with comments.
What do you think about that scenario? Should a conservative, republican actor sit with a liberal democrat former politician?
Now I’m going to give you the actual story, or what I know of it. Be aware- I am reporting about a report…..
Ellen DeGeneres attended a Cowboys game the other night. She sat next to former President George Bush. The backlash against her sitting with the President was so bad that the actress actually made a statement on her show on Monday stating that she sat next Bush for the simple reason that they are friends.
Imagine that: a republican and a democrat, who have opposite views, are friends.
DeGeneres went on to say that people can remain friends even though they don’t agree on everything.
Imagine that: people with opposite ideas can remain friends.
DeGeneres has a tag line “Be Kind”. As she reminded followers, she doesn’t say be kind to people exactly like you. It just means be kind to all those you encounter.
So let’s go to another level: I try to avoid actual political commentary. But if you found out that I was a liberal democrat, would half of you stop reading? If you found that I was a conservative, republican, would the other half unfriend me?
Why is it so hard for some to fathom that you can actually like someone who doesn’t agree with you?
Social and mainstream media made a story out of two football fans watching a football game. What was the purpose of reporting this story? Were they trying to persuade you to one side or another? Was this a newsworthy event? Or was media just trying to stir the pot and get you to look at their headline? Was it an attempt to make something out of nothing?
Does the media really want a war between Democrats and Republicans?
Are we buying into it?