Civility isn’t helped by an Internet of make believe worlds to which
sociopathic weaklings are drawn to act out their Charles Atlas fantasies. Those
one interacts with can be too casually seen as names on a screen monitor instead
of as real people with real feelings. Civility isn’t always
easy, on or off the Internet. You have to want it enough to work at it.
Bob A. BoheyYour perception is pretty biased. BOTH sides are equally
guilty. For example, when devout Christian and actor Kirk Cameron spoke his
sincere opinions about homosexuality, he was verbally abused for weeks online
and in the media by those in the left. "Tolerance" and
"open-mindedness" may be favorite catch phrases of the left, but they
really only apply to people who AGREE with THEIR points of view.
American politics have never been "civil." During the
election season of 1800, Thomas Jefferson campaigned that his longtime friend
John Adams was a "blind, bald, crippled, toothless man who wants to start a
war with France." He also called him a "hermaphroditical character"
and stated that he was busy "importing mistresses from Europe." Adams responded that if Jefferson won, "murder, robbery, rape,
adultery and incest will be openly taught and practiced." It
doesn't stop with these two though. The best example of incivility happened
in 1856 when Rep. Preston Brooks entered the Senate chamber and beat Sen.
Charles Sumner with his heavy walking cane. So, those who think
civility in declining simply need to read more history.
It's about time the people are becoming aware that civility is not a word
in our Constitution or our laws. Civility is for the weak and insecure
submissive socialist and what dictators expect their subjects to be.Our country has never been designed to be civil is war, peace, or law and
order. We praise and reward patriotism and those who believe in it. We praise
those who are our hero's and give their lives to protect their friends and
neighbors and country when the government or police are not around.An emotional and heated match is more profound to influence than a sermon on
the mount decrying the frailty of man as the property of the state. Civil is
what you are in a rest room or nursery, not leading a country or defending your
@ute alum the story was not written by PBS, PBS was one of the
subjects of the study. sighted by the washington post writer.
Are Wayne, TOO and Aggielove trying to demonstrate their own civility in these
posts? They should try MUCH harder.
Anything to do with education is now attacked by the right wing, really PBS is
now, along with all other forms of media except the "fair and balanced"
fox station propaganda. No wonder you guys feel so paranoid everybody (except
fox) is out to get you? Turn off glenn for one moment and ask yourself, is the
rest of the world mad? You folks treat fox like a religion only listening to
them because they told you to, and everyone who doesn't follow your creed
is "destroying America"Those who want there money back, PBS
can be funded for a whole year for the price of 1 day in bagdad, I want MY money
back for the rest of the year!Too: Mister rogers is dead, and
wishbone and author are still on, change the channel and see "a whole new
world."It's not as bad as the fearmongers would have you believe.
63% of respondents blame politicians for the incivility but only 18% admit to
experiencing cyber-bullying or incivility online. Some instinct or other tells
me that this particular sample group is somewhat less than reliable.But I do give high marks to the Deseret News on this score despite my
misgivings about its commitment to balanced reporting. DN does a far better job
than many dailies in trying to keep its online discussion site from becoming a
My perception is that those aligned politically to the right in this country
appear to be driving the civility of public discourse in a negative direction.
The more unpopular their views become with the majority of americans the more
uncivil they become when they don't get their way. 5 0f the 1st 6 comments
here seem to support my perception as they attach the messenger instead of the
Let's be honest, PBS has shades of Germany long ago.
Ever since PBS stopped showing episodes of "Arthur", "Mr.
Rogers", and "Wishbone" I stopped watching (years ago). Now I want
my money back that goes toward that station. Stop using my money to brainwash
and indoctrinate people. I'll keep it for college thank you.
PBS is a full time propaganda machine supporting Obama and other socialist
causes. The message is put together well so that they do deceive many, but our
tax money should not be wasted on such a bloated and bias organization. Obama
is not capable of being civil.
Voters say they don't like negative campaigning and attack ads, but as long
as they continue to reward them on election day we can expect to see them
Even if Obama is moderately civil, he is still inept. Please go back to being a
nice community organizer Mr. Obama.
leave it to unbiased pbs to report this. chicago and their henchmen have always
been known for their civility