Musician Andrew W.K. arrives at the 2nd annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at Club Nokia on April 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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August 8, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

Musician, brony advocate and Village Voice advice columnist Andrew W.K. sent a powerful message to a self-proclaimed “liberal democrat with very progressive values” bashing his right-wing father that has been resonating throughout the Twitterverse.

“Son of a right-wing Republican” wrote:

Andrew W.K’s response was one that begged for compassion and understanding, in spite of ideological differences.

According to Pew, Republicans and Democrats are more divided by political and ideological lines in 2014 than they have been in the last two decades. There’s been an increase in antipathy as well — polling found that 27% of Democrats see the Republican Party as a threat to the nation’s well-being, while 36% of Republicans saw the Democratic Party as a threat to national well-being.

Andrew W.K. continued:

In the end, the columnist’s advice was as follows:

[Village Voice]

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