“The Emotional Psychology of a Two-Party System”

Joesph Burgo's take on what ails us:

"Black-and-white thinking reflects the psychological process known as splitting. When we feel unable to tolerate the tension aroused by complexity, we "resolve" that complexity by splitting it into two simplified and opposing parts, usually aligning ourselves with one of them and rejecting the other. As a result, we may feel a sort of comfort in believing we know something with absolute certainty; at the same time, we've over-simplified a complex issue."

So is truth ambiguity? Probably. But don't worry, the secret appears to be safe. And since philosopher's are never going to rule, Mr. Burgo's take on partsanship seems bereft of any insight adequate to an intervention. Which is not necessarily a criticism. But I'll read it again before I split…

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