The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

"'Motive Attribution Asymmetry'—the assumption that one’s own views are based in love, while one’s opponent’s views is based in hate." - Intellectual Takeout

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What we need is not to disagree less, but to disagree better. And that starts when you turn away the rhetorical dope peddlers — the powerful people on your own side who are profiting from the culture of contempt.

Treating our opponents contemptuously is not, and never will be, the solution to the divisive climate that currently surrounds us. Instead, we need to be willing to disagree well and recognize when outrage is simply being used as a tool for someone else’s ends.