Paul Bloom on Understanding Our New Politics

Great piece by friend and Buddhist Teacher Paul Bloom, published recently in The New Haven Register.

“It is important to recognize that concern doesn’t equal hatred — let’s start there. Concern about policies and differences of opinion are about democracy. We should all note that President Obama has welcomed the incoming president on a number of occasions, as we all should. In a November address to the nation, Obama also pointed to the importance of “a sense of unity; a sense of inclusion; a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law; and a respect for each other.”