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Katrina Fernandez was asked her advice on how to approach a rift between father and son, which has occurred as a result of this election season. The differences of opinion between the two has become tense and aggressive with fights that have left the family on the edge of estrangement. Katrina, ever the voice of reason, writes:
I know politics can be a divisive subject that leads to flared tempers and heated exchanges because my own mom and I are political polar opposites. I’ve even cautioned women not to get involved with men who have different political ideologies, but you can’t dump your dad so you’re just going to have to be willing to compromise. The thing to remember is he was your dad and your children’s grandpa before he was a Trump supporter. Politicians come and go but your dad will always be your dad.
The social climate in our country is tense, to say the least, and the election campaigns have only added to the divisiveness. Katrina reminds us of the need to be able to disagree with someone and still love them. It is possible to put aside your differences at the end of the day, Loony Toons showed us this back in 1953:
What do you think?
My father hates Hillary Clinton with the same degree of passion that I hate Donald Trump.
He and his father seem to emphasize what they don’t like about their opponents more than what they like about their candidates.