The Two Americas.
We hear this term a lot these days, but it would be difficult denying the reality.
Funny enough, we were just having a conversation with a friend yesterday about trying to “understand the other side” when expressing the grief and bewilderment of family members we love who support an agenda that’s clearly against beliefs and way of life. So the timing of Monday’s HBO Documentaries premiere of Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi seems predetermined by the universe.
Much like Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman, the Emmy award-winning documentarian (and daughter of Nancy Pelosi) travels away from her liberal bubble to have actual conversations with people on the conservative sides of issues, including race, women’s rights, immigration, guns, climate, and jobs. Through civil interactions, she attempts to learn the how and why behind Trump supporters and the topics that matter to conservatives and ultimately led to his victory.
Perhaps if everyone took the time to try to understand opposing points of view, we would be less polarized as a nation and less filled with hate and dread any time we see a person wearing a MAGA hat.
Finding common ground may not be easy—but it’s entirely possible—at least in smaller scale interactions.
Yet if we never try (or vote), we really can’t complain.
Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi
Premieres Monday on HBO
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