Left, Right

“The Left” “The Right”.

Terms I hear often thrown around with such certainty, but which I have yet to hear a clear, consistent definition of.

Terms I rarely see used to encourage real discussion, engagement, or dialogue.

Terms I’ve never seen used to build consensus.

Terms I often see used to divide, demonize, or justify.

Terms vague enough to “attack” without facing a real person, but sharp enough to wound a real person.

Terms I’m not sure mean anything.

I know no completely “Left” persons or “Right” persons.

But how often do we feel we have to fit into one of those, or make sure we’re not one of those.

Terms I’m weary of.

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