Friday, April 2, 2010

Civil dialogue? WHAT THE F***#@!!^&!!@ IS WRONG WITH YOU?!!

I’m trying to limit my topics here to environmental issues with an occasional personal aside. But today, Good Friday, I leave with a link to a column by John Lindstrom, publisher of Michigan’s Gongwer News Service.

John’s observations apply to environmental debates along with health care and all the other public policy “discussions” where anyone who’s not screaming epithets at the opposition is considered a traitor:

“…the growing inability to civilly disagree, to even engage in argument without reducing the dialogue to playground semantics, and to be unwilling to consider opposing points and look at broader context is both depressing and worrying.”

Here’s his full column in this week’s online Dome Magazine:

Thanks John.

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