Twitter is sort of like cutting into distinct streams of consciousness and floating within their translucent walls. There, various types of humans are presented without pretense. For individuals with clearly red or blue leanings, this is an opportunity to observe the (respective) beast as it plays undisturbed.
What’s jarringly obvious on a medium such as this is that stupidity is nonpartisan. Perhaps the most stupid action - and most popular - is the direct verbal assault towards or between those in disagreement.
Some divides cannot be bridged. No amount of intellectual understanding can so much as echo the emotional connection sparked when two people believe the same thing, nor can it justify what one perceives - at their very core - to be unjust.
You think you’re going to be able to complete the intellectual and emotional transformation of a human being through vitriolic 140 Character lectures for Christssakes? Get real.
Energy spent attempting to win over or conquer an ideological enemy is energy wasted.
Know your beast and let it be.
By Olivia Nuzzi