"Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored."
~ Aldous Huxley
This applies to more than just our divisive political climate. This can also be personally, regionally or all the way up to global views. We can easily lie to ourselves and justify anything that suits our views. I have done it and so hasn't everyone else. There are many that choose to take ideas and twist them to use for evil. All we have to do is look anywhere during our history where there are people and we will see that facts are often ignored especially around large groups. Mobs have a unique character as they seem to choose the worst common denominator which usually does not end well.
To be a light in the world we first have to see it and only then can it be shared.