I would really like to see the words "cooperation" and "compromise" become much more important as ideas put into action among people. I think there are exciting possibilities and potential benefits from expanding recognition of the rights and values of different groups and viewpoints. HOWEVER, the word "different" does not carry or imply "wrong" in any way - and too many groups or sub-groups seem to have decided to overlook that point.
I blame a great deal of the disaffectation and dysfunction of the current political system in our nation on the divisive outlook that seems to have taken over. Politicians have seemingly forgotten that the Constitution was the result of The Great Compromise and that many other compromises were made along the way.
We all need to step back from saying, "My belief is the right one on this issue and I'm not going to consider even talking about changing any part of that belief, regardless of how much damage to other concerns or people occurs as a result of that conflict that I'm unwilling to attempt to resolve."