In Search of Sanity presents a new ThoughtCast that brings two protagonists with opposing views together in search of sanity and common ground. The first episode looks at the claims that the American people were cheated because the US Presidential election was tainted by wide scale material election fraud. Sanity prevailed in that two reasonable people were able to agree to disagree while still reaching a consensus on the best way forward.
PS. This episode was recorded on January 5th and released online just as news was breaking from DC of violent protests and an illegal occupation of The Capitol Building. This forced the suspension of The Constitutional process to validate the results of The Presidential Election. While it is unclear if the violence was carried out by supporters of President Trump or by mischief making agent provocateurs, I contacted my guest to get his response to the scenes being flashed around the world. While he stated that he "abhorred violence", he called my suggestion that the protests were damaging the reputation of the USA "bullshit"! I received a similar response when I suggested that The President had a duty to intervene directly, rather than just tweet. Alas it seems our 'Ceasefire' only lasted a day! None the less I think that conclusion makes the first Ceasefire episode even more engaging and relevant. It just goes to show what a challenge we all face as we try to defuse the toxic and inflammatory state of our politics, and what happens when we let political dogma and ideology trump (no pun intended) ideas and reasonable discussions.