When I started this blog, I promised myself I wouldn’t use any lightning-rod words that tend to send people scampering off to their narrow cultural corners. That included names of certain politicians, political parties, or other labels steeped in an “us vs. them” mentality.
I’m breaking that promise in this post. We have to get past this mentality, but in order to do so, first we have to go through it. So, let’s dive right in: