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How Can We Promote a Culture of Civility When Discussing Politics? DTH Episode 158 with Julian Adorney

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐚 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬?
Why is it that people these days are so terrified of people of differing opinions and mindsets? Do you think it may have something to do with the toxicity we see in social media? Or maybe it’s the bombardment of “if it bleeds it leads”, hate, violence and bad news from the main stream 24 hour news cycle? Could it be the politicians, outrage entrepreneurs and grievance grifters that are peddling a constant stream of Fear, Outrage and Grievance? Julian Adorney and I tackle the question, how can we promote a culture of civility when discussing politics?

𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲?
Julian Adorney is a former political op-ed writer and current nonprofit marketer. I recently became familiar with Julian when he co-authored a piece with Mark Johnson for the FAIR substack entitled “How to bring civility back to our politics”. His work has also been featured in FEE, National Review, Playboy, and Lawrence Reed’s economics anthology Excuse Me, Professor.
Julian brought so much value to this episode, but one take that stood out for me was:
Using toxicity to create outrage may produce short term gains in terms of clicks for the outrage entrepreneur, but it tends to produce a net loss for the movement because it hardens the hearts of those of the opposing mindset.

𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑱𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑨𝒅𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒃𝒚 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒕 𝑫𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝑻𝒉𝒆𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒆.𝒄𝒐𝒎