Take a look around the nation and ask yourself one question: Do you feel safe speaking your political opinion in a crowd?
Chances are, the answer to your question came hesitantly, no matter the outcome. We live in a nation that, today, is at odds with itself. Unfortunately, this could all have been avoided if we were to remember just a few simple facts.
#1 – Conflict creates interest, and interest creates opportunity for advertisers. The simple reason that we are goaded by the mainstream media into hating one another and dividing down societal and political lines is that’s how they keep you watching. Anger is as powerful as love is, at least chemically in the brain, meaning that you get the same sort of indulgent, emotional response from being mad as you do feeling glad. Your brain loves to get these rushes of chemicals, whether your personality does or not, and you become addicted to the conflict. This means that television media is purposefully upsetting you and dividing our nation in order to make money, and it’s difficult to not get hooked.
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#2 – Politicians and the mainstream media are trapped in an oddly symmetrical downward spiral of rhetoric that perpetuates all of this anger and division. These public servants both create and perpetuate these conflicts in order to stay in the news – the very medium that is attempting to divide our nation.
Now, there are only a few politicians out there who recognize their part in this mess, and Rand Paul is one of them…likely due to his own brush with violence in recent months.
His wife is speaking out now against Cory Booker, Democratic Senator, for his recent calls for chaos.
Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), blamed Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) in an open letter Wednesday for encouraging violence directed toward her family and those of other lawmakers.
“My husband, Rand Paul, and our family have suffered intimidation and threats,” Paul wrote.
“Someone posted our home address, and Rand’s cell number, on the internet,” she wrote. Police arrested a former Democratic Senate staffer on Wednesday for uploading information about Republican senators to the internet.
Paul framed her piece as “An open letter to Senator Cory Booker.” She shared that her home has required added security following recent events, and she accused Booker of encouraging protestor violence and endangering her husband’s life. She traced the emboldened protestors back to comments Booker made in July. Speaking in Washington, D.C., Booker urged citizens to “go to the Hill today” and take active measures. “Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople,” he said.
The violent vitriol of the liberal left has been incredibly disheartening over the course of the last few years, with a number of celebrities calling for the death of the President.