I continue to believe Americans are caught in an us versus them sand trap. Our country is split in half, culturally and politically. Why should this be any different? We worry that we are losing out and do not trust each other. We need to be sure no group is getting a better shake than we are.
The new, whiter than white, brighter than bright health care bill is a prime example. In this space, we have agreed that Trump is full of (choose your substance) when he asserts that individuals with preexisting conditions will be taken care of. That just is not true. And the numbers affected are staggering.
Reassuring rhetoric is good enough for many Republicans. Will that become most Republicans? The jury is out. Here is the point they are missing. Us is them. We are fighting ourselves. When almost half of us have at least one chronic illness and almost twenty percent are disabled, who in the world do we think we are talking about? Us, joined by family and friends, neighbors and colleagues. I realize I am a broken record, but maybe it is time to protect ourselves. Let’s stop only watching the world. Please turn around a see each other.