With “#Resist” some Americans declared they will not conform to behavior becoming citizens of a democracy.
“F-bomb,” crude language, and vicious ad hominem attacks are rampant and condoned. Jay, Hamilton, and Madison were impassioned, yet the Federalist Papers were digniﬁed, well thought, and remain respected.
A depraved comedian video became the prelude to a repulsive New York City play with graphic violence ending in murder of the US president. The play is “acclaimed” while the country is fraying at the edges. Imagine a mannequin, features like the last president, with hands and feet bound, hanging from a tree with a racial epithet around the neck and it is declared art. Debase. Abhorrent.
Former government persons, ideologues and zealots actually, publicly espouse class division and dysfunction. They privately try to pull off a silent coup. Obstruction of government was never intended to characterize “the loyal opposition.” Members of Congress are ambushed by another political zealot enabled by “#Resist.”
Profanity is not a part of communication. Violence will only beget violence.
Media, educators, legislators, religious leaders, and parents- everyone- need to demand civility. lt started with “#Resist” which needs to become “#BeAdult.”
Robert P. Lout