Letter: New look on the color of politics

Editor:

Did you know that it was only in the 2000 presidential election that the color Red for Republicans and the color Blue for Democrats actually “stuck” as identifying the two parties?

Here’s an interesting observation! The colors Red and Blue share the primary color circle with only one other color, that of Yellow. It’s only these three colors among all the different variations of colors that do not need any other color to be Red or Blue or Yellow?

Just a metaphorical thought …and some questions. What if the Red Republicans and the Blue Democrats gathered around the color Yellow – the color most often representing light?

In doing so, might both sides be enlightened (informed, aware, sophisticated, open-minded, educated, knowledgeable, wise) to once again cross party lines and work together for the common good?

Sometimes one cannot see the forest for the trees! For such a time as this, it may be the best of times to be enlightened on the “Hill!”

Reverend Naomi Barcanic

Cottonwood

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Pfalbo 1 year, 2 months ago

Impossible, Reverend, by definition.

"Enlightened" (from multiple dictionaries): having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook; freed from ignorance and misinformation; based on full comprehension of the problems involved.

Given trump's reputation as a pathological liar; given evidence of his-- and his administration's-- daily lies; given his followers zombie-like stupor while buying trump's daily misinformation-- in spite of factual evidence to the contrary on many things-- we can no longer even agree on reality much less "the common good."

Much of the 'reality' that exists in minds across the aisle is not based on factual reality. Republicans proudly admit to that when they call 'fake news' or 'alternative facts."

You would have had as much luck 'reaching across the aisle' to Jim Jones down in Guyana many years ago. For trumpistas, the poisonous cool-aid is already swallowed and one might as well talk to a wall.

Many reasonable people have tried to connect with trump, predictably, to no avail.

Your message is spiritual, admirable and an idea that once might have been possible.

The reality is, though, with trump and his minority trumpistas, you really can't fix stupid.

As the Bible reads, "This too shall pass."

We Hope.

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