POLITICS I Don't Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People Our disagreement is not merely political but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society By Kayla Chadwick June 26 2017 757 pm By Kayla Chadwick · Like many Americans I’m having politics fatigue Or to be more specific arguing-about-politics fatigue I haven’t run out of salient points or evidence for my political perspective but there is a particular stumbling block I keep running into when trying to reach across the proverbial aisle and have those “difficult conversations” so smugly suggested by think piece after think piece I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people Personally I’m happy to pay an extra 43 percent for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family If you aren’t willing to fork over an extra 17 cents for a Big Mac you’re a fundamentally different person than I am I’m perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools even though I’m childless and intend to stay that way because all children deserve a quality free education If this seems unfair or unreasonable to you we are never going to see eye to eye If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world If you’re okay with thousands of people dying of treatable diseases just so the wealthiest among us can hoard still more wealth there is a divide between our worldviews that can never be bridged I don’t know how to convince someone how to experience the basic human emotion of empathy I cannot have one more conversation with someone who is content to see millions of people suffer needlessly in exchange for a tax cut that statistically they’ll never see do you make anywhere close to the median American salary? Less? Congrats this tax break is not for you I cannot have political debates with these people Our disagreement is not merely political but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society how to be a good person and why any of that matters 1-2 Meme

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