Thanks for your reply, Robert.

Yeah, it's hard to get everyone to buy-in. One of my earlier drafts of this article includes the point that it's hard to get people to see things in shades of grey when you're struggling to put food on the table, or when you're actively subject to discrimination.

The core issue definitely is tribal. And, as I said in the first part of this piece, I'm as guilty of propagating tribalism as much as the next guy on the internet.

Frankly, I wrote this piece mostly for my friends in my kung fu school, and for people with a similar background.

Gotta start somewhere.

Shaolin student, Zen practitioner, Agile enthusiast, an atheist who’s nostalgic for his Christian days, losing sleep over the state of democracy