I never cease to be perplexed (and often disapointed) at how otherwise generally reasonable people can draw such different conclusions by looking at the same set of facts. The events that unfolded in Charlottesville this weekend are a perfect example.
I have concluded that the deciding factor is a combination of where you get your “news” from and ultimately, “what you want to believe,” regardless of where the facts take you.
Some may counter that I too, am a product of those two forces. Possibly, but I would counter that my having been a student of society/politics for over 30 years helps me see through the “spin.”
Maybe I am fooling myself. I hope not.