Do you ever stop to wonder why there is a constant barrage of polarized issues out there? Many of them, once you do stop to think about it, are superficially polarized.
For example, "you either support the police or police are the enemy". Really, it's not like that. It may be hard to believe, but you can be against police murdering citizens and against citizens murdering police AT THE SAME TIME. These two stances are not polarized...it is a stance against MURDER, period.
Standing against corruption/overreaching/brutality is not the same as standing against the police/government/military/etc. The ones that want you to believe that are the ones that are corrupt or that benefit from corruption (a form of corruption, imo). We need to stand firmly against abuses of power, or we are inviting and accepting further abuse of power.
Similarly, the "you support our troops or you are un-American". Everyone I've ever known supports our soldiers. Not everyone supports sending our men and women to some far off country to die for reasons that are often vague and deceptive. Just as we don't support murder, we also don't support our family and friends and neighbors to be used as cannon fodder in a power struggle, while misrepresenting it as "defending our freedom". That is a gross perversion of what our troops believe in and sign up for.
They (the corrupt and the power-hungry) want to keep us divided on such issues, for if we remain divided, we cannot stand unified against those that poison our nation. If we remain divided, we cannot weed out corruption, tear down the walls of bigotry, destroy the illusions of paranoia and fear that they feed us every day.
I'm just saying, maybe we should all take a moment to consider both sides of an issue. Are they really different, or are they just made to appear different to keep us from seeing that we are really on the same page?
"United, we stand; divided, we fall."