The divisive left blames those who disagree with it for being divisive
Because the left dominates the news media, the entertainment media and academia, Americans are swimming -- actually, drowning -- in an ocean of lies.The left has been playing this game for a long time. I remember when the anti-war movement in the 1960's accused their opponents of being divisive because they did not agree with them. It is as natural for them as claiming everyone who does not agree with them is a racist, sexist, bigot, and homophobe. Rather than engage on the issue they resort to name calling.
Here are a few examples:
America is racist.
America oppresses its minorities.
America oppresses women.
Universities have a culture of rape.
There are more than two genders.
All cultures are morally and culturally equal.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were caused, or made more intense, by global warming.
Israel is the villain in the Middle East conflict.
Western civilization is a euphemism for "white supremacy."
The latest lie of the left is that, with regard to the conflict between the NFL and President Donald Trump, the president is the "divisive" party.
Whenever people on the left tell one of these lies, I always wonder if they really believe it. I have concluded that they nearly always do. Which is more frightening than if they knew they weren't telling the truth. With people who know they aren't telling the truth there is always hope. But there is no hope for people who believe their lies.
What other conclusion could any fair-minded person reach when people say with a straight face that Trump is the divisive party with regard to his conflict with players refusing to stand for the National Anthem?
Apparently, the question, "Who started it?" means nothing to the journalists, politicians and NFL players, coaches and owners who call the president "divisive."