The difference between the political left and right seems to be built on the assumption that the other is wrong. That thinking is fundamentally flawed.
I live in Portland, the latest city to be brushed by hate. Which got me thinking, those people we supposedly hate, are the same people who give us our identity. So what does it give us?
We, as a species are kept in check by one unifying point: the need to blame the ‘other’. While it’s seemingly our way to unite only against division, I wonder if things can ever be different?
Are politicians, media and the population at large able to work together to better control Australia’s “Muslim” stereotype?
The last year of Obama’s presidency may turn out to be his most important, not for what he achieves, but for the lessons he leaves with us.