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Posted On: 2017-11-09 03:27:07
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What has happened to polite discourse?

The ability to engage in conversation in a manner befitting intelligent human beings has seemingly disappeared over the course of a generation or two.

What happened to genuine interest in other people and their opinions and ideas?

There now appears to be a distain if not outright anger to the point of hostility towards anyone and everyone who does not drink the Kool-Aid and acquiesce to foolish rantings and demeaning behavior. At some point, this mode of non-constructive behavior must have become somehow acceptable and normalized by no one being able to teach correct mores of society to an apparently unteachable group of stiff-necked people.

Is this observation unfair or inaccurate? Am I being unkind in my remarks in pointing out the elephant in the room?

I guess I am looking for people who have set a much higher standard in the way they carry themselves than what I have been witnessing; and, they help keep others to just as high a standard by edifying and uplifting people so that they may reach their potential.
Is this a Trend and does it Appear to be Growing?

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5 days 38 minutes ago

"What has happened to polite discourse"! Really! You do not know the answer! Since it is staring US on the face on 24/7 basis. What happened is one "Fear Mongering" "Hate Mongering" Shout and Scream and associated mountain of Lies pouring out of Fox, Rush, etc. cesspools masquerading as News sources.
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Yes, What has happened to polite discourse is that Republicans and right-wing Media screamed one psychotic non-sense after another to make sure we do not get any value for our Taxes and instead it is handed over to Wall Street and Military Industrial Complex. That is what has happened to it.
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1 month 1 week ago

It is really breath taking for those whom have destroyed "Polite discourse" in USA, by labeling any sensible policy that would make life better for American People to be "Socialism" and "Nazism", to now ask:
"What has happened to polite discourse"
What happened is the right-wing psycho Media such as Fox destroyed it. Enjoy:



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Yes, once Wall Street Billionaires waged War on American People and mind by unleashing on us the Hate spewing Fox and TalkRadio and did this voiscous attack on us under the super SCAM that they are speaking for the People and Middle Class, then they destroyed "polite discourse" all so that can make few Trillions of Dollars on back of American People the hek Truth and of course "polite discourse" .
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So very true. And now Wall Street is hitting Record HIGH after Record HIGH after Record HIGH since the election of psychopath Trump who is doing all the Wall Street wants and damn the Main Street such as his Trumpcare that makes already nonrefundable healthcare in USA even more so, pulls out of Paris Climate change accord that all other Nations agree with, etc. And of course promises even more Wars than Obama & Bush!

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1 month 1 week ago
Well said my friend. Well said.
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1 month 3 days ago
This Video by Fox really nails it as to what has happened to polite discourse.

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You ask "What has happened to polite discourse"? All you have to do is to listen to the racist insult throwing Trump, so called President of USA, and then realize that he appeals to the lowest forms of life in this Country and is backed by the "polite discourse" Fox news and other shock jocks on Talkradio. Enjoy this sampling:

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Yes, "polite discourse" was destroyed in USA, as well any rational thinking and resulting discussions, when Wall Street Billionaires funded the Ultra right-wing lying Machines of Fox, Rush, etc. on right-wing lunatics screaming their lies upon the unsuspecting American People, who rightly expected that their Media organizations were presenting facts to them, but instead they were showered by Hate-Mongering and Fear-Mongering lies SCREAMED at them. That is what happened to "polite discourse" :(
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And of course the result of all the Hate-Mongering and Fear-Mongering lies SCREAMED at the American People by the Wall Street based right-wing Media, aka Fake News, is the election of Sociopath Trump. or is the fact that USA is having one Mass Shooting after another, which on to themselves are the result of all the Hate & Fear that pours out of Wall Street based right-wing Media, but then they add to this by saying the most Hateful lies about People/ideas to stop these Mass Shootings, etc.
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Yes Evil begets Evil. Hate begets Hate. Just look at what Trump has barfed out today in: "Donald Trump retweets far-right group's anti-Muslim videos"
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42166663

I mean these guys are spinning any data to sell their narrative of Hate and Fear. Resulting in their mindless followers not being able to have a "polite discourse" with anyone, since they are so filled by Hate and Fear spewed out by Fox/Trump/etc. Fake News & President.
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RT, Trump and his psychotic followers in USA, made so by the filth that pours out of Fox and other rightwing Media outlets in USA, have become so abhorrent to the Civilized World that today the Conservative PM of UK, Theresa May's official spokesman said it was "wrong for the president to have done this".

and the Labor leader said:
"I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society."

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Although the plethora of "fairy tales" in the HOLY BOOK has often tempted me to throw my BIBLE in the rubbish bin, I managed to resist the temptation, and hang on to it until today. WHY? BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT TO OFFER, IF ONE HAS THE PATIENCE TO LOOK FOR THE HIDDEN JEWELS.
My father used to say: "COMMON COURTESY, AND GOOD MANNERS, ARE INTEGRAL PARTS OF HUMAN DECENCY AND CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR". These words should be on the front page of every BIBLE.
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Well you know what can you expect but Hate based "discourse" in USA when Hate-mongering Fear-Mongering Media outlets such as Fox, Rush, etc. are backed by 10s of Billions of Dollars of Wall Street money to spew their Hate on USA on 24/7 basis. Enjoy this snippet of it:



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2 months 8 hours ago
Lux, yes what is amazing and so telling is that this guy who posted this question, that is comptu, spews the most hate filled comments, just as the right-wing Media outlets that he watches and gets his misinformation and lies from, that is Fox, Rush, etc. and these same right-wing Media and their brain washed minions such as this comptu, having no shame then turn around and say that "Liberals are full of hate" and lack "polite discourse" when they are the king of such acts! Really amazing.
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And to think that the Tag line of that Hate Spewing IDIOT on Fox was:
"The NO spin Zone", when his show was all about 180 degrees spinning all data points to blame Good people, aka Liberals, and to Champion the Bad People, aka his Wall Street bosses and War after War after War.
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Well said friends. It is really breath taking that Wall Street dark Money, having spend 10s of Billions of Dollars funding the Hate & Fear & Ignorance Mongering Media outlets such as Fox and Shock Jocks all over the AM & FM, which by the way are Our Air space, is now running this new SCAM on us of "What happened to polite discourse", when it is the right-wing Media they control, which screamed and yelled about everything that is GOOD, such as calling something as GOOD and essential as
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Universal Socialized Healthcare (NHS), that all Developed Nations have, including Israel the beloved Nation of Republicans, Democrats & the right-wing Media, to be:
"Socialism", "Communism" even "Nazism"!

And they spewed same Hate and hence destruction of "polite discourse" on issue after issue, from sane Gun laws to Free College tuition, to giving Woman 6 Months paid maternity leave, etc. Socialized services that all developed Nations have, NONE of which we have due to Hate

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2 months 4 hours ago
and name calling and garbage that pours out of the Wall Street based right-wing Media, such as Fox and even worse on Talkradio and 1000s of right-wing Web Sites that have founded and funded such as Brietfart News.
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Dear "comptu",
I started collecting "BIBLICAL HIDDEN JEWELS" when I was ten years old.
My favorite one, is the famous utterance by Jesus in John 8:7 :
"LET HIM WHO IS WITHOUT SIN, CAST THE FIRST STONE."
Kind regards,
John Romer

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I normally do NOT respond to questions like this, but because I recognize 'comptu' as a long-time contributor to this forum with whom I've shared similar convictions & beliefs - I offer this to HIM. Obviously, from replies posted BEFORE this entry, genuine interest in other people and their opinions has become quite rare - particularly on this forum. Instead of open-minded debate & objective consideration of shared information, too many contributors are so insecure in their personal ideologies & acceptance of social conformity that they no longer care to conduct polite dialogue with anyone presenting an opposing view. Comptu, I know you understand that we war not against flesh & blood, but the powers of darkness in 'high places' - spiritual forces that have always (& shall always continue) to oppose the TRUTH. So, as Christ has warned, you are either for Him, or by default - automatically against Him. There's NO 'middle-ground'. Only they that KNOW the TRUTH are set free from delusion.
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Do you know that you have just hanged yourself with your own words!
That is you stated that: "Instead of open-minded debate & objective consideration of shared information, too many contributors are so insecure in their personal ideologies". THIS is what the right-wing Media outlets such as Fox, Rush, etc. do ALL DAY.

And "the powers of darkness in 'high places" are the Wall Street elites who have funded these lying machine such as Fox, etc. to "oppose the TRUTH".

Wake UP!
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Yes, exactly. Republicans, to be exact right-wing Media, have been using and are using the most vile despciable words to describe those who speak against their Lies, those who speak the Truth, such as the Videos posted here that show this guy Rush, backed by Billion of Wall Street Money, calling anyone who speaks their lies to be one vile after another, talking about CIVIL WAR we are going to have if People speak the Truth in contrast to right-wing lies that pours out of his show.
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2 months 8 hours ago
Lux, so very well said. If you watch this guy on Fox called Sean Hannety, every night he comes on and pours of one hateful speech and name calling after another, pours out wall to wall lies, calls Liberals who are against War after War that Fox as rest of right-wing Media support "Liberal Fascist", which is an Oxymoron to the max since Liberals are against War after War which Fascism is all about, which War after War Fox and rest of right-wing Media sells telling one hateful lie after another.
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Y2G, precisely. Ultra right-wing Media in US, from Fox to Psychos on TalkRadio, for Years have been spewing most vile Hate-Filled messages about all who are Not Rich on Wall Street, not in the Military or from Israel, by labeling the Good that People with Social Welfare do to be "Liberal this and that", by blaming all the ills of USA on Liberals when it is the Wall Street Billionaires and MIC who control them are behind these ills, and then they preach to us about "polite discourse". WOW!

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2 months 1 week ago

What happened to polite discourse is that the Wall Street elite who control the Big Media from ABC to CNN to Fox to Talkradio where slime bags like Rush spew their lies and hates on 24/7 basis, have been waging an economic War on American People by getting the Middle class to blame the poor and immigrants and Liberals, rather than the Wall Street elite who control the Big Media and are flying on their $100Mill Private Jets to their multiple $50Mill mansions in NYC, Telaviv, Europe, etc.. Here is a glimpse of that fact:

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Yes, you want HATE toward everyone but the Wall Street Billionaire Elite Cabal who are behind Fox, Rush and other right-wing Media bags, then just listen to these guys for 1 Hour if you can hold yourself form pulling your hair out.
What is astonishing is that they are the KING of "opposing the TRUTH", "of savaging those whom speak the Truth vs their Wall Street funded lies" and then they turn around and say: "Liberals are full of Hate". WOW!

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