John Murray steps up and provides a post that tackles the divide in discourse surrounding current politics and pandemic issues.
It is tough to get a majority of Americans to agree on anything these days, let alone an overwhelming majority.
Wait! Here’s something: ‘Political discourse in America has devolved and become toxic and dangerous.’
Last May, Pew Research published a study indicating that a whopping 85% of U.S. adults agreed that political debate over the past few years has become more negative and less-respectful; 76% agreed that debate had also become less fact-based.
It seems we can all agree that we can’t respectfully disagree.
Some folks, myself included, were cautiously optimistic that the COVID-19 crisis would bring us all closer together, and tone down the rhetoric and finger-pointing.
You know: create a rallying point that would allow us to all get behind a common cause in unity and positive enthusiasm?
Boy, were we wrong!
Included in this article:
- MSNBC and FOX
- Democrats and Republicans
- Lessons from the Marines
Read the full article, The Elusiveness of Healthy Discourse, on LinkedIn.