What pundits and political commentators continue to fail to realize is that most ordinary citizens are politically agnostic. The people who push the meme of us vs. them, left vs. right, good vs. evil are not public servants, they’re opportunists. Political opportunists exists on all sides of the political spectrum and ordinary citizens wind up as collateral damage.
Even more frightening than the mainstream media, is the role the Internet plays for politically driven opportunists with followings of all sizes and persuasions, to gather an audience and push their views on others.
The Internet has a great capacity to gather people in the interest of humanity and peace but it equally has the power to do great harm.