Thursday at a conference for camp professionals, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed “camps for adults” that would have “red” and “blue” cabins which would force Americans with differing political views to work together.
Clinton said, “As I have gotten older, I have decided we really need camps for adults. And we need the kind of camps that you all run. I mean, really. Where — none of the serious stuff, none of the life challenge stuff, more fun. I think we have a huge fun deficit in America and we need to figure out how to fill that fun deficit. Certainly, for our kids, but also for the rest of us. We’ve become, in so many ways, a country that has slowly but surely figured out how to get along with more people, from more backgrounds, but there are still differences that we need to get over. You know, I said the other day at an event that we are much less racist, sexist, homophobic, all of those things, but we sure don’t want to spend time with anybody who we disagree with politically. I mean, that is just too stressful. So, you know, maybe mix it up a little bit. You know, you can have the red cabin, the blue cabin, have them come together, actually listen to each other. Wouldn’t that be a novel idea! And sort of create this much more open dialog opportunity, which I would like to see more of in our country.”
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