Is civility and mutual respect dead in political dialogue?
There seems to be an egregious and disrespectful attitude among Americans for those who hold different opinions. Left and right, there seems to be little tolerance for opposing points of view. Do you agree with this assessment? What does it say about America when we call those whom we oppose traitors or fools or any of a number of other outrageous, unpleasant terms?
Asked By: blueevent47 - 3/15/2008
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Gregory Copley, in his book, "The Art of Victory" spends quite a bit of time on this phenomenon. He suggests that it is an outgrowth of the flattening of the 'traditional hierarchical structures.' The short version is this; As we have progressed technologically it has become possible for the individual to have greater... More
Answered By: tcoyote - 3/15/2008
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I agree there is. It seems to have started when Bush beat Gore. I've noticed an increacing amount of hatred since then.
Answered By: Ape Hanger - 3/15/2008
True. Civility and reasoned debate are DEAD. American politics has deteriorated into a carnival of quarterless, vitriolic, winner-take-all demagoguery: We = Unblemished Good They = Satanic Evil
Answered By: Tommy B - 3/15/2008
Please look at the questions posted on this site in the political section. No one is looking for enlightened wisdom; they are looking for Jerry-Springer-type entertainment. Sadly, politics is no longer about managing the affairs of state and public, it is about Nielson ratings. Is it any wonder our prospective... More
Answered By: James S - 3/15/2008
If you want civil discourse with someone about politics you must do it face to face, any discussion on the web where cowards can have anonymity will never be civil, i just got an e-mail from a Moron and it takes seconds to delete it so just enjoy what you can and ignore what you can't.
Answered By: Heaven J - 3/15/2008
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