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Yeah, it’s really unfortunate the situation has become almost cult like. I have no explanation for these incoherent belief systems. No one said staying ahead of the ignorant and malicious was going to be easy, but it’s necessary for a democracy to function. The most conservative folks are the oldest cohorts, so they will age out eventually. [1] Millenials are also leaving behind religious affiliations due to perceived intolerances [2]: “A majority (57 percent) of millennials agree that religious people are generally less tolerant of others, compared to only 37 percent of Baby Boomers.”

“Apathy is the glove into which evil slips it’s hand.” Stay involved. This isn’t a call to a particular party, but to compassion and empathy, regardless of whom champions it.

[1] https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/20/a-wider-par... (first graphic)

[2] https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/millennials-are-leaving...

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