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Frank Turner Talks Beer as Well • Page 2

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. robotsarereal


    Never once said that. My point about civility is in regards to how we respond to some current situations. It has no connection to what I was discussing in regards to sit ins. I was explaining disruption, which was a separate tangent of the conversation
  2. robotsarereal


    I was answering a question about how the lack of civility is a more common subject now. I’m talking only about the present, not the larger historical view. I understand the issues of civility in the past. Members of Congress used to attend sessions fully armed and there were melees if we want to talk about incivility in politics.

    As far as the “puritanical etiquette” comment, I think you’re concentrating way too much on the etiquette part. Social media is the important part, not the etiquette portion. My point is that social media gives people the opportunity to speak before they think because there are less consequences. This is not a controversial comment, you can see the same opinion in every major newspaper (“Social media has normalized casual cruelty...” - NYT)

    The “etiquette” that I referenced was used to prevent or limit confrontations with other individuals. These are not tactics people really use anymore, regardless of their background. Puritanical as it it may be, it did serve a purpose. Some people have always been outspoken and friction has always existed, but some of those interpersonal guidelines did have a level of impact. Organizations like the American Psychological Association and NPR are doing work to increase politenes and civility so there is merit there as far as I’m concerned.

    Last point, unfortunately my educational background does matter because you made it the main point of your question “Do we not teach history in school anymore?” Again, you’ve proven your inability to engage with others in constructive conversations. You’ve made up your mind that I’m “less than” you and that I’m “uneducated.” Thanks for making my point for me.
  3. I do not think that's an accurate representation of your first post.
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  4. robotsarereal


    Agree to disagree