I would argue that social media such as Reddit, Twitter, Facebook etc are more to blame than either the left or the right for the country being divided. Everyone now has a platform to scream about whatever the hell they want. Celebrities and politicians now have more access and influence. People start to see every "radical" incident and now associate conservatives with racism/sexism/religion and liberals with protesting/big govt/strict gun laws/anti-religion. If the last few elections show anything, it's that there are more people voting democrat than republican, so a simple answer is that their voices are going to be louder. But now we also can read about our family, friends, neighbors, and idols beliefs and politics.
This appliance company is severely pissing me off. They made me pay a deposit on my appliances, then my contractor ripped out my kitchen in January and abandoned the job leaving me with an empty room for a kitchen and a huge mess of the electrical aspect that would NEVER have passed inspection. So now that I've finally found a new contractor, done all the change over documents, listed them as the new contractor of record, gotten new permits with the new contractor's name, gotten boxes and countertops installed, electrical fixed, passed all the inspections, and are ready to install the appliances (9+ months after the job began and all during Covid), I find out they sold my new cooktop out from under me and don't have any more in stock, and won't until February. So, I worked out a deal for them give me a different (upgraded) model at a discounted price. That was supposed to have arrived Friday. They called me today to let me know that they have now sold that one, as well (apparently they only had 1 in stock, and someone else ordered it the exact same day as I did, but got their order in before mine). But don't worry, they can give me a different brand, which also just so happens to be the floor model!!! Long story short:
Apparently I shouldn't be shocked that someone would want to go into a Seinfeld group on Facebook and post a vaguely loose reference just to have an excuse to say that an entire subset of voters in this country are subhuman because politics is a "global worldwide important topic that everyone talks about".
Yeah, go talk about it on your wall douchebag. I go to groups like that to get away from that shit.
And besides, these groups all have "no politics" rules. (probably because a lot of people can't disagree on politics, or hell even make jokes about politics, without thinking that other people who disagree with them are "subhuman", but I digress)
I hate it when I say that I can’t wait for things to get back to normal or something along those lines and some fart nozzle has to chime in with “you think things are ever going to be normal?!” Like as though I am suggesting it’ll be exactly like it was before.
Obviously all I mean by “normal” is no longer having to worry about the threat of lockdowns, being able to travel, and being able to go to live events you waste of space.