Can You Discuss Gardening with a Difference of Political Beliefs?
I have publicly said before that I would be ok with giving a lecture on Green Wizardry to a group of Neo Nazis or other racial nationalists.
I know that a few of you would disagree with me on this yet I feel that society has become so polarizing on issues that won't really matter as the Long Descent takes firm hold on our global civilization and as we all relocalize our Life. At some point we will need to relearn a tolerance of different opinions as we focus on what matters, feeding ourselves and and our families, keeping warm or cool, and just living in a World Made Harsh.
I found this article and the emotions it generated in the people who were reported on, to be...
Not sure of the word I'd use, perhaps counter productive and out of focus?
"Justin Williams was baking a tray of gluten-free seeded bread for the next morning’s farmers’ market when his phone buzzed. It was a friend who grows organic sprouts, nervously wondering if he should bring along a shotgun to market. It has been a summer of fear, protest and tension in this crunchy college town ever since the popular Saturday morning farmers’ market was jolted by allegations that a husband and wife who had been longtime sellers of organic tomatoes and kale were also white nationalists. The accusations exploded into public view after activists and online sleuths used federal court records and the leaked archives of a far-right message board to uncover a digital trail they say connects the couple who own Schooner Creek Farm to an organization that promotes white nationalism and “white American identity.”
It doesn't seem to me that the couple were out there at the market in white hooded robes trying to promote their political beliefs. I've read of families split by support or unsupport of Trump. Have we gone so far that every aspect of our Life is merely a check box into whether you'll associate with me?
I'm perfectly ok with arguing passionately at a city council meeting against your opinions I feel are wrong and frankly stupid, but I'm also perfectly ok with sitting down with you at a community park event and sharing a slice of homemade pie you baked.