We all live in a bubble. For some, that bubble is large and diverse, while for others it’s rather small. There is nothing wrong with being content in your bubble, but it is important to attempt to broaden your sphere to better understand the world around you.
The two national party conventions reflect the two American bubbles: One party desperately wants the other to understand why its bubble is so great, while the other party wants its bubble to engulf the entire planet.
I freely admit that I do not understand the Republican bubble. Still, as I watched the Republican National Convention (and Donald Trump’s campaign), I cannot understand the world they are living in. It is a fantasyland, where nothing in the past was wrong, where nothing in the present is right and where you claim to love America but can’t stand Americans. It reminds me of my favorite line from the movie, “American President” — “How do you have patience for people who claim they love America but clearly can’t stand Americans?”Read More ›