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Allow me to thank you for the time, effort, and energy you have put into your articles; I know it takes a village to write a good article. I am writing to tell you how important your words are to so many of us. I work in Human Resources and as such have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of people a year professionally. I am also active at my church and in my community. Over the past 5+ years, I have noticed that is that there is more tribalism, hatred, and distrust of those within our workplace, community and yes, even our church and our families. I have heard on too many occasions, how one family member won’t go to their relative’s house ever again because of who s/he voted for. Every day I was surrounded and exposed to this ugly tribalism of partisan politics breaking apart friendships and families and I didn’t know what to do. That is until I heard about how the conflict machine works from The Exit Network.

I am not a preacher but I have spread the gospel of the Exit Network to friends, family members, and even coworkers. While I am not as skilled as your writers, I have explained the simple, yet powerful, concept of the Conflict Machine and shared how we can leave that machine. Your articles have given your readers a road map on how to save our families and friends, to start the healing process, and to break free of the machine that wants us to hate and distrust each other in the name of partisan politics. Consider that again for a minute…your words about the conflict machine, and how to exit it, have the power to bring families together again. You are teaching people that to survive and thrive we need MUTUAL human RESPECT. I have seen it. I have experienced it.

I haven’t seen much written recently from The Exit Network but I hope that is because you are gearing up for 2022. You may say this is hyperbole but your writing is saving humanity. You are teaching those that they need not turn on each other, or hate another person OVER POLITICS. You are teaching that people are free to exit the conflict machine and leave behind their tribalism. You are bringing us all back together. Please keep writing your articles and I will keep sharing them and teaching those around me. And hopefully, those that learn about the conflict machine from me, as I have from you, will teach one person and so on and so on.

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