Matt Bors
Comics, Politics & Ridicule

The Loss Of Civility

I loathe romanticizing the past. With everyone fretting over the loss of civility in political discourse, I’m wondering when it ever existed. Genocide, slavery, civil war, labor struggles, assassinations–when exactly were people who disagreed with each other so nice?

The shrill do seem to dominate the discussion more these days but I put the blame squarely on YouTube and Cable News. If those two things existed in previous eras, who knows what wouldn’t have been accomplished. 75% of television news coverage has become pointing out someone’s dumb remarks and discussing whether they should apologize or not.

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