Why So Much Hate And Anger? Or, The Tower Of Babel (Babble) Discourse
I have always enjoyed a good debate both as a participant and as a witness. My god what happened to those days. We apparently no longer have the ability or the want to engage in honest debate. We are reduced to hearing uncivilized and in some instances sheer, vile rhetoric. Not a true statesmen as the word was intended is in sight and we also find ourselves awash with pundits and talking heads from all sides and invariably I find them tedious at best, vile and hostile at worse to listen to.
Anger seems to rule the day. Believe as I do or you are henceforth my enemy. No where is this more prevalent than in the politics of the day. Wild and oft times unsubstantiated rhetoric seems to pass for honest discourse and shame on us. No one seems to truly listen anymore. As best I can tell, the ideological blinders are on everyone.
The politicians, to the media talking heads and down to constituents are spouting facts which in many/most instances are party talking points without bothering to confirm the claims made, yet believing same. At the end of the day we are all speaking a different language. Have we finally become "The Tower of Babel"? Of course we have. Witness it daily on your TV set or local paper. But why all the anger?
I hear hateful rhetoric over disagreements on policy. I hear both sides terming the other as delusional. It can't be both can it? My advice is to stop, think and listen very carefully. It is for our general good. I sense this is the end result of the breakdown and low level of people we entrust with power in public office at all levels. Fooled by clever speeches and pretty hair. These fiends have had a field day in the information age. They are not leaders friends but far from it. I find most to be power mad, self aggrandizing types whose lust for power and money allow for the worst leaders imaginable. And I speak for both sides of the aisle. Decent people dare not tread on this turf for fear of becoming consumed by it.Continued on the next page