The destruction of public discourse in the West is depressing.
When you’re called a racist simply for expressing concerns about immigration policy, or a white supremacist for saying that there are cultural problems in black communities that are far bigger issues than isolated incidents of police heavy-handedness, the world’s gone mad.
One of my work colleagues that I get on best with is a leftie, and we disagree on almost all aspects of politics. We have robust conversations and disagreements, but we’re mates and neither of us demonises the other or calls anyone a bad person. This is how it should be.