For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels,
And not the words of one who kneels.

This focus on “unity” and “divisiveness” is flat-out unhealthy for a democracy and really needs to stop.

“Unity” just means “you all should do what I want”.

What else could it mean?

The person calling for unity is never offering to go along with what other people want. It’s always a demand that everyone else go along with what they want.

If they were just going to go along for the sake of “unity”, then why say anything at all?

“Divisive” just means “you want something different from what I want”.

(With the obvious implication that that’s a bad thing. For some reason?)

But we are all different people and we want different things.

And if we want different things, then it’s natural and good that we each be working to make those different things happen.

All being “divisive” means is that we’re paying attention and involved.

This rhetoric is completely backwards.

(And bonkers.)

We should not, ever, strive for unity; we are and always will be divided.

Because we are all individuals, with our own ideas of ethics and our own unique perspectives on what would be good for ourselves, our countries and the world.

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