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Oh I agree that it can be done
Thu Nov 2, 2017 9:13am

and that, as I said before, there is something to be said for 'E Pluribus Unum'. We are descendants of Germans, Irish and Danes. Some of my ancestry goes further back in the US than others - some of the immigrants in my family are recent. But we all found a way to get along regardless of how well established we are in this country or how new we are to it. We found a way to respect this country while retaining some of our 'old ways' and not blow each other up in the process. It is not because we are geniuses or angels - it is because we draw the line between what is decent and what is not.

But with the current atmosphere we have going on in the US, can it *still* be done or are we going to fail because from what I have seen, people are becoming more polarized from one another and too many people want their own way. We at times are way too tolerant of the shit that goes on. Other times, we are guilty of it.

I think that there are *some* people who, in their efforts to be fair, have bent over backwards much too far. Yes, there was a time when humans were too rigid, but there is such a thing as being too tolerant too. Either one is not, IMO, desirable.

I am a believer in the pendulum must swing both ways, to both extremes, before that middle ground is found.

Living in NY state, I do see the pendulum swinging too far in the tolerant direction.

  • My ex-wife's family goes back to Italy. When the first family immigrants came to the United States in the 1850s, and early 1900s, they were obviously culturally very different. Barely spoke English... more
    • Oh I agree that it can be done — Ennui, Thu Nov 2 9:13am
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