It’s the time of year when ghosts and ghouls roam our streets.
On Halloween night, it’s all in good fun…
But when the monsters come out again in the morning,
Our political discourse these days seems to unleash
the inner goblin in many Americans.
Distrust and hatred ferment like a potent witches’ brew.
Ghastly thoughts are spewed in comment sections.
Ghoulish memes spread like wildfire.
And sometimes, the monsters are truly terrible....
Acts of violence strike real-life terror in our hearts.
What drives this monstrous frenzy?
We fear for our personal safety.
We fear for our financial security.
We fear for our personal rights.
We fear for our health.
We fear for our planet.
We fear for our families.
We fear for our future.
Political campaigns capitalize on these fears.
The closer we get to Election Day,
the scarier the political messages become.
Let’s remember FDR’s words,
“The only thing we have to fear is...fear itself.”
If we give into our worst fears,
we will be torn apart.
If we understand,
that many of
our fears are
we can work
to find solutions.
how do we chase
the monsters away?
We work together.
We offer light to
in the darkness.
"Meet in the Middle" is a Purple Living Room campaign encouraging people from across the political spectrum to meet together each week in order to find common ground. Each middle of the week (WEDNESDAY!) we'll post an update on Purple Living Room Project activities. Share YOUR progress on our Facebook group page or in the comments here. Our goal?