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"What I’m interested in doing is not just the obvious, single-minded point of view but rather express all sides of that equation. What needs to happen in our country now is for people to listen to each other – we may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing but we have to move toward understanding. So that’s one example of what I’m going to do".In all honesty, I found his above comment refreshing. As someone outside of the States, it was terrible to see the American public dividing themselves - and in many cases, they did it without Trump. I'm talking about real people, in the real world, doing damage to national unity and such. Similarly to the "Brexit" referendum here in Britain, the 2016 election seemed to be a victory for those in power who wanted to divide the nation. And my one hope, for both political changes, was that people would come together. Even recently, I heard a story of a couple separating because they voted differently; where is the unity in the world? What struck me more so, and disappointed me, was the separatist nature of both sides. Those supporting Clinton (and similarly "in" during our Brexit referendum) hurled abuse online at the opposing side - terms along the lines of 'uneducated' and 'racist' became commonplace somewhat. And of course, the Republican side were just as bad, if not worse, often justifying such phrases. In my opinion though, the election illustrated the problem, yet nobody was listening - and that in itself, ironically, is the problem. Each side has been so wrapped up in their own motivations and beliefs, that in many ways they've forgotten to try and understand where the other is coming from (and truly that's the only way to move forward). Had Trump supporter X ever thought about how a immigrant lesbian might be affected in the aftermath? Had Clinton supporter X considered that a significant amount of Trump supporters feel isolated and let down by governments, and that by calling them "uneducated", they're only going to feel isolated further? Perhaps Murphy would be able to provide an objective story revolving around the election after all, and in some way help unify all voters. He might make people think a little more about all the dynamics. Hopefully he could even somewhat represent all voters, or at least try. The result, Cult, seems balanced enough, but certainly leaned in favour of Clinton- liberalism.
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