M.I.A. from the Uncivil War

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For the past three years in America, there has been an Uncivil War going on. It has been a war of words that people on both sides of the political spectrum have been engaged in. Politicians, Media personnel and Actors have participated in this war. They have thrown volleys back and forth, many of which have been downright dirty and untruthful. I have been ashamed of these so called “leaders” as I have watched the political theater play out.

Many of the populace have followed their leaders into battle and have participated in this War. They have called people names and some have even physically harmed others for the crime of not aligning with their side in the war. I heard last week that there are those who will only buy a house in neighborhoods that seem to hold their particular political beliefs. This is indeed a form of insanity and those of us who want to hold a sane view in our society might want to take a few moments and reflect on what is happening.

I think it is time for many of us to become M.I.A. from this Uncivil War. There seems to be no gain in following people who hold no moral authority and perpetuate such bad behavior. I, for one, do not want to judge my neighbor by his political beliefs, the color of his skin or his religious preferences.

I’m leaving this War. Yes, going M.I.A., what about you?