Picking sides

Why do we always have to pick sides? Are there really only two sides to every issue? Is one answer always the best answer and the other answer always wrong? When you refuse to pick sides because you know there are other options, you are accused of playing both sides. Exactly how is that done? I’m afraid I don’t know what that means.

Maybe the problem is that I refuse to live in a world that is only black and white.
I love color, diversity, and new ideas shared in the open without fear of ridicule. The world I want to live in does not thrive on hate, controversy and vile insults, but encourages independence, acceptance, and above all else, is a democracy in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them. All of them!

I don’t really know how I got here. I know I wanted to know more about this controversy once I stumbled upon it. I am a research fanatic, and with modern technology, the information was at my fingertips so I dove in head first. I verified all my facts by double and triple checking the sources; tossing out the items I could not verify and putting together all the facts I could verify into a comprehensive analysis of all the verifiable data.

As the fog started to clear, I began to get a picture far different from the ones painted by the most vocal sides of this controversy. I realized that the two sides I have been dealing with are the pro-hunter and anti-hunter sides, but there really was another very important side, and I have finally realized which side I am on… the side of the wolf. The wolf has the most to lose here, and unless we can get the other two sides to open up a civil dialog and realize all sides will have to compromise, the wolf, who never wanted to be here in the first place, will truly lose!