I like to believe the vast majority of people on the planet want to live in peace and harmony, I've seen evidence of it. The 'dog-eat-dog' mentality is something that has plagued our species since the first city states experienced drought or famine. Only global co-operation can resolve this and before co-operation can be achieved on such a level, there needs to be communication.
People are losing the ability to communicate. The irony is this inability is due to technology and in the main, social media. I know I've harped on about this before (see Anti-Social Media) so I won't go there this time. Suffice to say, it makes everything so impersonal. Having partially lost one of my senses (hearing), I found eye-contact crucial to understand a person even when I couldn't necessarily hear them clearly.
We do not get that on social media. In real life I rarely offend people unless it's intentional, yet on social media it's an everyday occurrence. It's not because I am any different on social media, my words just lack tone and of course eye-contact. Maybe my personal experience is not an appropriate gauge for such matters It's true my brain processes things differently to the accepted norm due to being dropped on my head, but I have to believe what I have seen to be true.
The muppet in the White House shames America. It's hard to criticise someone when you don't know all the facts but the crap he spouts comes direct from source. He's not politician by any stretch of the imagination and a country run as a business is also no respecter of humanity. The puppet and the muppet will gladly sacrifice their own people using political pragmatism as mitigation. The ends DO NOT justify the means, the future cannot be predicted with any certainty.
Mr. Trump's use of social media confounds me, it is not something I would expect from a world leader...... even without the stupidity. I know how easily people misconstrue intent, whether by accident or design. When using a limited number of words even innocent statements have that ambiguity which is easily twisted by malcontents and mean-spirited people. It is reckless for a world leader to use such a platform.
I have many followers on Twitter with completely different views and opinions to mine, with whom I like to debate. We air our contrasting views without prejudice and malice. Occasionally there is some common ground but we largely disagree on what many consider major issues. It is the common ground where the focus needs to be. From there we have a solid base essential for the foundations of wider communication.
We may never have the same belief system, we will never be the same colour or nationality, but we can be co-operative and respectful towards each other. Like it or not, we are all the same species (except me maybe) and the choice is simple, communicate or kill each other. Unfortunately I'm guessing the latter is most likely.