Respect and Civility Thread:
Original post made by Annon, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 19, 2009
"I know emotions are high around many of the issues we, individually and as a country, are facing today. However, I do not understand how anyone, on either side of an issue, could possibly think that personally mocking, demeaning or denigrating someone else (from a poster on this forum to the President) helps the discussion, pulls anyone over to your side of the debate, leads to a solution, or even, bottom line, is morally the right thing to do.
I was going to say that online forums and blogs seem to have given some folks a false sense of security in that they can forget about treating each other with respect, but then I thought back to the recent round of town halls, and even the Sen. Wilson incident that started this thread. Maybe, instead, it's a kind of "mob mentality" that has taken over. It seems that when some individuals get around a group of people (whether on a forum or in a meeting) who believe the same way they do about an issue, they give themself permission to speak and act out in a way that they would never do face-to-face and one-on-one."
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