I often see comments sections of political debates comments go something like this:
"Christianity, throughout history, has committed far more atrocities than any other religion. I thought that was common knowledge." That's a claim I'm not sure about.
Christians will reply something to the effect of:
"What about the Nazis?"
"Hitler was a Christian! Here's a meme!"
"He was a charlatan that used Christianity. Nazis we're actually occultists!" Meme return fire! "Now add in Stalin and Mao and atheists killed way more than Christians."
Can we all just agree that any ideology that results in people committing atrocities should be shunned? For fucks sake! Why is this so hard to grasp?
One way to ensure we don't start committing genocide against each other is through political compromise. We need to support our political institutions and compromise! And I don't think this necessarily means the left selling out to the current batch of extreme right wingers. But it can be the left embracing the moderate middle.
I think people are yearning for clean, uncorrupt public servants willing to fight special interests. I look forward to someone finding that path to power.