College of Buffalo communications professor Melanie Inexperienced, in her column on “why friendships are falling aside over politics” (Oct. 25), writes: “It appears as if political points have gotten extra intertwined with people’ identities and sense of morality.” Later within the column, she opines: “When one individual believes the insurance policies and politicians supported by one other individual are inherently evil or immoral, it’s troublesome to take care of a friendship.”
Isn’t that second assertion self-evident? How can one settle for what he or she considers immoral views and nonetheless preserve a friendship?
That’s what shocked and puzzled me concerning the friendship between Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. He opposed homosexual marriage and ladies’s rights, people who Ginsburg strongly favored.
The identical holds true for friendships between Trump supporters and people who oppose and are sickened by his views. Morality is a really relative subject when people can preserve friendships with these whose views they think about repugnant.