I’m so saddened by what I’ve seen in the news and on social media this week. The rush to judgment, the hard lines drawn, the accusations. I really feel as though we have reached a new low.
The discourse surrounding the now-infamous events in Washington DC between Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School students and an indigenous activist and Marine veteran Omaha Elder Nathan Phillips have highlighted divisions and biases in America that are deeper and uglier than I ever imagined. In an era where we are exposed to a daily dose of deeply depressing and disturbing events, this is the most deeply depressing and disturbing thing I have seen.
Maybe you heard President Trump granted a presidential pardon to Dinesh D’Souza for his felony conviction of making illegal campaign contributions. When informing him of the pardon, Trump told D’Souza that he was “a great voice for freedom” and wanted him to be a “bigger voice than ever.”