Cartoon Divisive Right 2018 Kaveh Adel Cartoonist
In response to Red Hen restaurant owner in Lexington, Virginia who politely refused to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders and asked her to leave for working with and being complicit with Trump administration.
I read Dean Obeidollah’s column on CNN and I am conflicted about this. I agree with Dean that this type of back-and-forth is created to divide us further. A tit for tat. Afterall, I suppose if a baker is granted the right to refuse baking a cake for a same-sex couple then anything goes, right?
Why are we so divided? Rhetorical question.
I disagree fundamentally with many close friends, colleagues, even my clients yet it does not stop me from providing them with my best service. I voice my personal views politely yet it does not stop me from giving them my best humanity. I will point out the inhumanity of the policies perpetuated by the politicians they support yet putting up a wall only created more antagonism. The only time I refuse service is when and if a patron disrespects me, my team or any other patrons. I will draw the line there.
I remember reading Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and distinctly remember several principles, “Be sympathetic with other people’s ideas and desires”, “begin with what’s common between us not differences” and finally, “Appeal to the nobler motive”……. These days, I admit, it is becoming much more difficult to apply these principles as people are much more polarized.
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