The Golden Age Of Incivility

We live in a society of civility and yet that has been degraded by years of outright hatred by some.  That incivility leads to dastardly deeds and words.

This nation has gone batcrap crazy….we have ill wishes for a Rep. that was shot by a crazy…..we have insulting child-like Tweets…….we have some that do not want any one’s opinion but there own……the incivility is just astounding……and it is getting worse…I mean when the president Tweets a vid of him beating up CNN we have hit a saturation point.

Has anyone noticed how the so-called Right will shut down anything they cannot defend?  They will just refuse to talk about…..plus they are very good at trying to demonize anyone that does not agree with the perverted world view.

These “people” despise anyone that is educated and especially if they are educated and have an opinion.  It is a prime example of one dimensional thinking.  This leads to bottom feeding when it comes to the “news”…..

For instance…..recently Donald’s son Eric had plenty to say about the opposition…….

President Trump’s son Eric Trump on Tuesday said Democrats are “not even people” to him after their obstruction of his father’s agenda.

“I’ve never seen hatred like this,” he said on Fox News’s “Hannity” Tuesday night. “To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.

“You see the Democratic Party, they’re imploding. They’re imploding. They became obstructionists because they have no message of their own.”

(thehill.com)

(has been nominated for the Assie but did not make the cut)

This illustrates the moronic thinking……the Dems are the only ones that hate……apparently none of these mental toads, to include bloggers, remember the last 8 years.

This is a piece written for the Valley Morning Star……..

My fellow Americans, I have to ask: What happened to good manners?

When did being civil go out of style?

When did we decide that kindness equals weakness?

When did the idea of conducting yourself well — especially in public — become quaint?

The news is filled with stories of people behaving badly.

Source: The golden age of incivility – Valley Morning Star : Columnists

Good questions!  I am sure that there will be many justifications….but most will be nothing more than a mindless rant of hatred and vile.

Discourse is gone.  All that is left is insults and lies…..oh my bad….alternate facts.

The internet is being flooded by ill feelings towards Libs and there has been some unfeeling toads that have said all sorts of crap…..mostly hateful and disrespectful.  Even the “Motor City Mouth”, Nugent, has seen that this sort of crap is unproductive…..

You know things are tense when Ted Nugent says it’s time to tone it down. The rocker—who once described former President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel” and said he should “suck on his machine gun”—says he has decided to give up using “hateful rhetoric” after the Alexandria shooting, reports Mediaite. “At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me that I just can’t use those harsh terms,” Nugent told WABC Radio’s Curtis & Eboni show on Thursday. “I will avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence,” said Nugent, who was questioned by the Secret Service in 2012 after saying he would be “dead or in jail” if Obama was re-elected.

“I encourage even my friends-slash-enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other,” said Nugent, promising to “take a deep breath” and “back it down” if things become “hateful.” Nugent, whose long history of inflammatory remarks includes a call for Hillary Clinton to be hanged for treason, said the comments were part of the “over-the-top animal spirit and attitude” that he lives on stage, Entertainment Weekly reports. “I can be fiery, I can be passionate,” he said. “But I will avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”

(No bets on how long this act of civility will last with this person)

I think that if this “person” can try to do better then we all should.

With the recent shooting of a US Rep there has been a heart warming “Cum-by-ya” moment with the Reps in Congress…all this love toward each other is disingenuous at best…..as soon as this calms down they will go back being at each other’s throats ( we can hope that these feelings remain after the fact but their track record is not all that good)

A closing thought……I do a lot of reading…even some Russian media sites and I have found that there is a lot of similarity between Russian news and conservative news…..I am NOT saying that there is any correlation only that it is interesting that they think a like…..at least for now.

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18 thoughts on “The Golden Age Of Incivility

  1. Hmmm

    Well by from what I spent 5 minutes reading I got a understanding that your point is one sided for a particular group of individuals.

    If you want Unity from both sides I would suggest respectively considered their concerns and opinions their expressing.

    Know matter how they speak out of mouth its their GOD given RIGHT by what was written in our Constitution titled FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!

  2. I never understood why ‘celebrities’ like Nugent think that their five minutes of fame give them the right to become experts on political issues. Most of those over here doing something similar tend to speak with a very Liberal view though.
    Civility and manners do still exist in the UK. Some of of the few things we have left.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Something to consider …. If it is true that “The internet is being flooded by ill feelings towards Libs” I think it might be well to consider that if this is a growing trend then it represents the attitude of a growing number of people and there is no telling how much it will grow or how far it will go so perhaps those coming under attack by the growing tide of “Ill Feelings” might want to search themselves to see if they are doing or saying something to alienate themselves from their adversaries. I have always maintained that America will, sooner or later, abandon the lesser appealing attributes of Liberalism (as defined and practiced in America) because they view it as an encroaching form of Socialism and I am not sure America is ready for that just yet — and the trend you have highlighted may serve to reinforce my suspicions in this area.

    1. For one socialism is not coming or has it ever been here…..some programs may seem like it…but they are not….there is plenty of “hate” on both sides….I am guilty sometimes and I do not like it when I lower myself to that level…..I try to not be that way I try to give clear concise ideas but they are usually met with slogans, innuendo and insults…..chuq

      1. Slogans, innuendo and insults are part and parcel of the political game and no one is immune and no one escapes. The idea is to stand by your principles and let the slogans, innuendo and insults slide off your back like water off a duck. Sticks and stones can break bones but words should never be able to do actual harm. I think you do a great job of maintaining your cool. I am the one with the emotional volcano going on.

      2. Ya think? Ideas get lost in the attacks…..thanx but I do loss it at times and I do not like it much…but there comes a time when it gets to be a bit much…I appreciate the kind words….chuq

      3. You always seem pretty resilient and forgiving to me — you do a great job at it ….

      4. I appreciate that more than you can ever know … friends are few in this world and very hard to find. I know I can be a handful sometimes but I have had to scratch through a very large dung hill more than once in order to survive much less do the things that I have been able to do.

      5. But being on opposite sides of the political discourse does not lend itself well to “Propping” one another up — Especially in the open arena of discussion …. Friendship with different opinions is entirely possible and good …. but when it comes to the public exchange of ideas then I am afraid the individual paradigms are too far apart …. I could be wrong …. I am rarely wrong … about anything …. but I could be …. I will admit the possibility ….

      6. The problem is that I have always been pretty linear, immoveable, antagonistic, provocative, arrogant and ….. as time usually shows ….. right about most everything most all the time ….. It seems to take a while for my statements to be seen in actual factual manifestation on the world stage but sooner or later …. and people will attest to this …. my prognostications and innuendos do manifest themselves but I usually avoid the temptation to play “I told you so.”

        The best way to test what I am claiming here is to keep a list and wait and watch ….

        It is uncanny how things work out.

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