After bomb attempt, Cuomo addresses demonization

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, reacting to receiving a package bomb this week, had the following to say (excerpted from here):

“There is a lot of vitriol in the air, a lot of hot rhetoric. And I think the caution is for elected leaders, for leaders of all types, let’s calm it down. Let’s calm it down. I understand we have differences; we always have had differences. When we argued the Constitution and the Declaration of [Independence] we had differences. That doesn’t make someone a bad person. And no country on this globe can defeat us but we can defeat ourselves. If you demonize differences, it is like injecting cancer into the body politic. Where literally one cell starts to feed on the other cells. And at the end of the day, the election will be over, we’ll wake up, and we still have to live together as one country and one family and let’s bring down the heat because a lot of damage can be done.”

There are people who recognize the problem.

(Credit to my friend MickaĆ«l, who alerted me to Cuomo’s statement)

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