What distresses me is this prevailing cultural belief that everything - EVERYTHING - boils down to an 'US vs. THEM' mentality.
When are people going to start living their lives from a 'We are all in the same boat' mentality. Even in the same boat there are individuals that have different desires and needs. But these different needs and desires can be accomodated without the stamping out and destuction of 'the other side' as we see played out over and over again from politics to religion to sports to which breakfast cereal to eat.