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5 Reasons Americans Are Becoming So Hostile to Each Other That a Civil War Seems Possible

By Eric Holder follow Eric Holder   2020 Oct 17, 3:48pm 173 views   10 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Everyone reading that title could probably spit out a few reasonably good answers. The media. Schools. Tribalism. Hollywood. Liberalism. It goes on and on. However, all those things have been around for a long time. So, why are all of these institutions going so off-kilter now? Why are people losing faith that their lives are going to be better, that their kids are going to have a better life than they do, or even that we can hold the country together long term? There are some underlying reasons for it many people may not have heard about yet.

1) A Dignity-Based Culture Changed to a Victim-Based Culture: America used to have what’s called a “Dignity Culture.” Here’s a fairly good definition of that:

“It is even commendable to have ‘thick skin’ that allows one to shrug off slights and even serious insults, and in a dignity-based society parents might teach children some version of “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” – an idea that would be alien in a culture of honor. People are to avoid insulting others, too, whether intentionally or not, and in general, an ethic of self-restraint prevails.”

Today, most Americans seem to embrace a “Victim Culture.”

“A culture of victimhood is one characterized by concern with status and sensitivity to slight combined with a heavy reliance on third parties. People are intolerant of insults, even if unintentional, and react by bringing them to the attention of authorities or to the public at large. Domination is the main form of deviance, and victimization a way of attracting sympathy, so rather than emphasize either their strength or inner worth, the aggrieved emphasize their oppression and social marginalization.”

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(keep reading for reasons 2-5).
https://bongino.com/5-reasons-americans-are-becoming-so-hostile-to-each-other-that-a-civil-war-seems-possible
1   Eric Holder   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 17, 3:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

5) Social Media: I have long been an advocate of splitting up social media monopolies. However, the damage that has been done by Google, Twitter, and Facebook is so large that a rational argument could even be made that we should make their businesses illegal for the good of the country, just as we do with illegal drugs and machine guns. Society would certainly be better off if none of those companies existed – and that’s not just because of the censorship, the spread of “fake news,” and the frightening level of control that they have over what people read.
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2   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 17, 4:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Victim culture, frivolous behavior, trashy ness in the media. Nothing is morally wrong except insulting a gay man verbally.

Thanks for sharing, good read.
3   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 17, 4:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rapid increase of diversity both racial and cultural, its made us less unified, more tribal, and easier to manipulate.
4   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 17, 4:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

RC2006 says
Rapid increase of diversity both racial and cultural, its made us less unified, more tribal, and easier to manipulate.


They use it too, to divide us.
5   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 17, 4:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We have allowed the Federal Government to go beyond the bounds set in the constitution. We have allowed our State Governments to make Constitutions and ammendments to that do not agree with the Federal Constitution that the States set forth to create the Federal Government.
6   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 17, 5:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We've allowed Culture to be controlled by an unholy alliance of anti-Nationalistic Global Corporations and Social Justice.
7   GlocknLoad   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 17, 7:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Was diversity covered in any of those 5?
8   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 17, 8:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says
We've allowed Culture to be controlled by an unholy alliance of anti-Nationalistic Global Corporations and Social Justice.


Exactly. And the global corporations are more than happy to pay for all the BLM signs which encourage violence.
9   PeopleUnited   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 17, 10:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

They (media, academia, corporate conglomerates and even religious leaders) have successfully sorted people into tribal identities which makes people skeptical, envious and afraid of everyone else. This polarizes and prevents us from uniting to preserve and maintain the liberty that our Constitution was established to defend and sustain.

Furthermore, as people lose connection with the natural world and begin reject the God that creates all things, they will certainly seek to destroy creation and one another in the process. Never forget that the devil is a liar and the father of lies.

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