Alienation and partisanship may win elections, but merely winning an election is not the hallmark of democracy.
Part of our mission is to connect people from across the political spectrum. We are not a platform for political division or partisanship, and we welcome members of any political identity to engage in respectful and productive conversation.
In Plato’s Republic, Socrates argues against democracy by citing how tyrannical demagogues can incite the devolution of the supposedly fair society into one ruled by a mob. Let us remember that even those we disagree with most are doing the best they can based on the fundamental values they were raised to believe. With this assumption, we can learn not to disapprove of the opposing political party and all its supporters, but to engage with individual people who hold different views, and come to an agreement through dialogue and understanding. The hallmark of democracy is the ability to work together towards a better future for all.