What is my Tribe?

I went on a Facebook “holiday” about a week ago, just for a few days, to give my brain a break. For months I’ve been watching the crazy get crazier, my social feeds filling up with rants, ire and vitriol, as people whom I have considered dear friends for years (decades in some cases) melt down and say unspeakable things about people who hold my dearly-held beliefs.

The election of President Trump in the U.S. has been a major catalyst for the temper-storm, but it started long before then, with intellectual posturing and declarations of received wisdom, finally melting down into name calling and handbags-at-twenty-paces girl fights.

What on earth happened? Continue reading “What is my Tribe?”