CNN's Don Lemon Addresses Lack of Civility & Mob Mentality
Don Lemon is THE Broadcaster I trust most to give a fair & balanced analysis of the day's events. Most of the 2016 Presidential Debates were held on CNN. Stunning Debate after stunning debate, I watched as Don Lemon & Van Jones maintained their composure to their credit (& admiration.)
I rarely see the Evening News these days, returning home well after National & Local coverage has ended, so I depend on CNN to get me caught up on the day's events.
Apparently there was a sad incident of Race-Baiting on the part of a Legislator I admire. Race-Baiting is a term I generally despise. More often than not it is a term used by Radical Tea Party-ers & Rabid Trumpeteers, but the shoe really does fit in this instance.
How can we tone down the Rhetoric & have rational, sane discussions with people whom we disagree with with this kind of vitriol?
In particular, ENCOURAGING A MOB IS FRIGHTENING.
This is how street rioting gets started.
I can remember the very first Women's March when it was still in the organizing phase. I WAS SO SCARED TO BE THERE, but I went with knees knocking, teeth chattering & shivers running down my spine.
And it was fine.
Houstonians proved they can organize & protest PEACEFULLY.
The Women's March arose directly in response to the "election" of Donald Trump & the terrible street rioting that dominated the year 2016.
These are THE SAME frightening events that inspired "Yes, I'd Like to Thank the Academy: How to Tame the Red Carpet in YOUR Office."
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