I’m an American writer who writes about a global nuclear war. Our government plays a part in my storyline from the first page to the last. Perhaps some readers haven’t noticed, but I never assign any character a political party. That is not an oversight.
Why did I leave out the political party labels? Because of the possibility that someone would take my words and twist them to justify harming others for “a cause.” When political hate speech becomes normalized, it insights violence and divide.
It’s up to every one of us to remember, differing ideologies make our democracy what it is. We are all one people. We need to unite for world peace and understanding.