free to be other

When people don’t scream and hurl nonsense invective at each other.

Jon Stewart nails it:

As Stewart persuasively argued, “We’ve all bought into the idea that the conflict in the country is left and right,Republicans and Democrats.” Furthermore, an insidious, attention-grabbing news media “amplifies a division that I don’t think is the right fight … [because] both sides have their way of shutting down debate.”

“It’s become tribal,” he declared, and the major culprits aren’t Tea Partying loons — they’re the CNNs and Foxes and, yes, MSNBCs of the world.

Meanwhile, “The real conflict is corruption vs. non-corruption, extremists vs. non-extremists.”