It does not allow for the evolution of a person.
There’s a whole lot that can happen in a 15-20 year span.
A whole lot that can be learned,
A whole lot of transformation that can take place.
So to pillory people, of whatever political ideology
For events going back more than 15 or 20 years
Is to ask for a standard of purity that reeks of absurdity.
Life and events affect us profoundly,
Sometimes taking us in very different directions.
To not allow for this, risks filtering out people
With great ability and healing capacity.
Judging a person by their actions (unless criminal) in the last 15-20 years,
The span of a generation,
Should be enough to know where they stand.
Beware models of purity,
They come in boxes where rich imaginations cannot live.