The wolf debate and modern America

By Brandon Ferdig | Star Tribune – Attendees fill Morrill Hall on Dec. 18, with State Rep. Isaac Schultz (left) and Steve Porter at the front.

Look plainly at the wolf issue, and we can see the source of the conflict:

1. Wolves are revered.
2. Wolves can cause serious harm.

This animal whose howl at the moon elicits within us spine-tingling wonder is the same one that would latch its jaws onto your dog.

It's hard managing something beloved yet potentially harmful, especially when those at odds also belong to opposing demographics. But now let's turn the volume way up. Like singing a lullaby with a megaphone, so is conducting social discourse in these early years of the internet age, leading to societal strain and fragmentation across all issues.