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The New National Motto: Aaugh!

ALPERN AT LARGE--Go ahead...by all means...insulate yourself and dismiss "the other side". Go ahead...by all means...insulate yourself and ask why there IS another side. 

Go ahead...by all means...insulate yourself and ask why (back in the old days, when maturity and wisdom and experience meant something over the immature, ignorance-embracing "woke" folks of all ages who refuse to grow up) religion and politics were advised to be debated and discussed as little as possible. 

So here we go: 

1)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! How could there be so many deplorables, white supremacists, and minority/immigrant hating racists! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! YOU GUYS are the race-obsessed, divisive, and terrible masters of identity-politics! 

2)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! How could you all hate America so much by being so anti-immigrant and anti-minority! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! YOU GUYS are the anti-American, anti-Western, pro-ILLEGAL immigrant haters of America!

3)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! How could you be so pro-violence and pro-gun nuts! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! YOU GUYS are most gun nut killers! 

4)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! How could you allow and ignore El Paso! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! How could you allow and ignore Dayton! 

5)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! How could you tolerate and enable anti-Semitism from the right! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! How could you ignore and enable anti-Semitism from the left!

6)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! David Duke! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! Ilhan Omar! 

7)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! Laissez-faire capitalist, fascist, heartless monsters! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! Socialist, communist, big-government monsters! 

8)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! Have you read or learned at all from history! Adolf Hitler! 

Trump supporters: Aaugh! Have YOU read or learned at all from history! Revisionists! 

9)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! You put immigrants in concentration camps and treat them like animals! 

Trump-supporters: Aaugh! Do you KNOW the difference between legal immigrants and illegal immigrants?

10)

Trump-haters: Aaugh! Four more years of Trump after 2020 will be the end of the United States as we know it! 

Trump-supporters! Four years of Biden, Sanders, Harris, Warren, or Buttigieg will be the end of the United States as we know it! 

Anyway, there are those of us who are just pro-America and focus on our jobs and our families. Watching the news is a chore just to find out how what's FACT and what's OPINION, and we're tired of being tooled.  

So, my own response to the vitriol is ... AAAAAUUUUGGGGGHHHHH! 

Too many children, and not enough adults!

(CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father to two cherished children and a wonderful wife. He was (termed out) also a Westside Village Zone Director and Board member of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC), previously co-chaired its Outreach Committee, and currently is Co-Chair of its MVCC Transportation/Infrastructure Committee and Vice-Chair of its Planning Committee. He was co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee and chaired the nonprofit Transit Coalition and can be reached at alpern@marvista.org. He also co-chairs the grassroots Friends of the Green Line at www.fogl.us. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)

-cw