A friend of mine and I often debate politics and unlike many others we can do so and at the end of the debate agree to disagree.

That used to be commonplace as having differences of opinion when he came to politics was like arguing who's better, Mantle or Mays.  I know I just lost some of you on that but I was trying to get the point across that people have always debated politics whether it was at the dinner table or during a cocktail party.

Nobody really wins those arguments because for the most part you are expressing your opinion and when it’s over you usually move on to something else.

That certainly is not the case today as we are in an era when for the most part neither side wants to give the other any credence when it comes to their viewpoint.

Families and friendships have been divided to the point they can’t even speak with one another.  Those on the “right” believe the “left” has destroyed or is in the process of destroying America and those on “left” believe the “right” has lost the meaning of what America is supposed to be.

If you want to be honest the truth is probably somewhere in the middle and at one time I think the “middle” is where the majority of us stood.  I say “us” because I was and still am a person who lives in the middle but clearly we are no longer the majority and really don’t have so-called leaders to look up to.

It just seems like today is dominated by the dangerous and vial rhetoric spewed from people who are blinded to believe that they are right, the other side is wrong and that’s the way it is.

The end result to all of this is nothing gets done and problems grow on a daily basis.  Nobody wins, everybody loses and we have come to accept mediocrity, even applaud it.

I hope you have a nice day.