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Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Lenstrym refused to rest until he was certain that no Siskel and Ebert memorabilia collection could be considered grander than his own.
We talk a lot about the acute political divide in this country these days but, let’s face it, it isn’t just politics that divides us now. I’ve spent most of my adult life in the entertainment industry, surrounded by liberals. There was a lot of common ground to be found for most of those years.
Then Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
Since then, it’s seemed as if there’s a Planet Right and a Planet Left, and they aren’t even in the same universe. That’s not always the case — I still have friends and family on the Left and we get along just fine. However, the feeling of a rapidly growing disconnect with the American Left at large is palpable.
The COVID pandemic played a big part in that, of course. The distinction between conservative and liberal attitudes toward the government was made exceedingly clear.
Here we are a few years later and many leftists are heading into the holidays eager to keep the tyrannical COVID panic flame…
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