John, great post and insight. I think only people of certain experiences can hold such openness. I’ve only beginning to read your posts. But, I feel that you are a man of a lot of varied experiences. Anyway, I want to reiterate my view of your effort in trying to analyze the grey as you do in your posts. It is in fact this type of effort that will actually bring mankind solutions that are long lasting. I wrote about AI recently, I see many posts of great opinions on each side.. I’m not generally political because i’m a minority. Yet, I see the need for all of us (in times of change) to retain a certain openness and write with a thought of (good for humanity) in mind. That is, to present both sides of the arguments so that we can have more of the context and reserve judgement for ourselves. This is what I meant by your effort at analyzing the grey. This effort if continued, will in fact change many hearts, minds and the world. The effort is your effort at empathy. You are right that only with empathy and understanding can we bring our “fox news” watchers to a place where they can be open to the concept of humanity. Thank you for this post and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.