Opinions vary. People talk. Some disagreements get emotional. It happens all the time. Usually, both parties walk away friends.
Deals are struck between opposing parties every day, typically the result of negotiation and compromise.
But, when issues get more serious, and one side is emotionally invested in radical change, you’re probably in for a fight.
Of course, on the other hand, as Rodney King famously said after the L.A. riots,
“Can’t we all just get along?”. Maybe he was onto something.
After all, Monty Hall told us “Let’s make a deal!”. That show lasted forever. Maybe we should give it a try. Maybe not.
What would these social justice warriors, on any issue, consider their bottom line to accept a deal? It likely wouldn’t be very reasonable. They wouldn’t want door #1, door #2, or door #3. They’d demand all of them.
After all, they are religiously devoted advocates and activists. Negotiation isn’t their strength. While they’re willing to give away the house to appease nations that hate America, they won’t give an inch to defenders of it.
Leftists have never been known for their flexibility, and anarchists are worse. Negotiation isn’t even in their vocabulary.
It’s like trying to mix oil and water.
Why would anyone believe that reason and compromise are legitimate options to avert anger, division and the promised violence? The committed activists have drawn their numerous red lines, and they’re not going to step across any of them.
Don’t expect handshakes and a signing ceremony. Even if they signed an agreement, they’d certainly rip it up at the next provocation. Consider the source. It’s just not who they are.
It’s time we acknowledged that the protests and the vitriol are not going away, no matter how much we give away to make them like us.
You can’t negotiate with someone who won’t stop arguing. You just have to protect yourself and hope they go away.