Ross Douthat expresses exactly what I’ve noticed about American politics. Every week or so, a deeply symbolic, and somewhat trivial event hits the national headlines and throws the nation into their partisan trenches. Both sides (Democrat’s and republicans) are the representatives of different identity groups that have been overlooked and oppressed. The event is lauded as the archetypal example of oppression against x group. In the recent case of the pro life March scandal. The story was the paradigm example of intolerance against Christians, pro-lifers and trump fans. Alternatively, it was the paradigm case of white supremacy, oppression against natives and Christian I tolerance. Both sides become experts in the trivial details of the event, scouring the histories of all involved. The truth is out the window, all that is left is a battle for symbols and tribal points. Get out as fast as you can.