An editorial in the Dallas Morning News has a lot of truth. Unfortunately I don’t see the climate changing. From the editorial:
Our worry is that, as Americans, we are increasingly unwilling to consider ideas that are contrary to our own biases and beliefs, that we are that much more eager to tune them out or shout them down or that we just don’t encounter them at all in our streams of information.
So many people online are often so assured of the self-evident righteousness of their perspectives that they don’t bother to support them with arguments or counterarguments. They just go right to the ad hominem attacks and the dehumanizing.
Read the editorial here.