Can We Talk Politics?

There is a tendency to keep issues like politics and religion to oneself and one's like-minded friends. "No politics at work or at family gatherings." "No religion in mixed company."
Though, if we take a step back, it becomes clear that politics and religion are intertwined with the rest of our life and relationships. To not consider the influences of each on the other misses an opportunity to live and work optimally.
We are in a complex  open system;  in a web of interacting objects - people, ideas, events, places. Nothing is fully independent of outside influences.