As "Crazy Uncle John" feels genuinely heard by you, he may become open to hearing a different perspective himself. What better place to start to heal the national divide than at the Thanksgiving table!
By all means protest. Speak your mind, but don’t do it like a sports fan, led by the herd, chanting the fight song, identifying with your team and demonizing the “other.” Be conscious of who you are and who you are talking to. We are all players in the same game.
"Derek Black, 27, was following in his father’s footsteps as a white nationalist leader until he began to question the movement’s ideology. " So begins Matt McClain's astonishing article on the slow but dramamtic shift in perspective of Derek Black, son of one of America's leading white supremacist leaders. This article from the Washington Post is a wonderful depiction of what we mean when we speak of "Converging Perspectives."