By Dan Denning – Southbank Private Briefing (Great Britain) –
Thank goodness that’s over!
The US election campaign was both interminable and unusually unpleasant.
But don’t despair. It’s all perfectly normal.
It was just louder and harder to ignore this time around.
I, for one, get tired of hearing how every election is “the most important election of our lifetime.”
Or that, “the country has never been so divided.”
The howlings of rage from the media this time around were especially poignant.
Social media played its part too, in much the same way it did during Brexit.
People heard what they wanted to hear from people who mostly agreed with them.
They were then surprised and outraged that others disagreed.
How ironic that the internet – a technology designed to break down barriers – has allowed people to sequester themselves in their own intellectual and emotional ghettos.
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