In today's American society, intolerance and hatred seem to have become the norm. It is my perspective that ihe recent 2016 election campaign for President of the United States of America is indicative of this pervasive trend.
With each passing day, it seems to me that more and more hate is being spread with increasing opinions being expressed that are full of vitriol. Social and political commentary in the United States frequently takes the form of attacking the "other side" or the "other person" without regard to the issues at hand or of policy substance or even of the actual facts. Name-calling, belittling, and denigration have become the standard of the day.
Rather than to address the issues, it is commonpace nowadays in America for people to bash what or whom they hate. Rather than spreading love for all of humankind, it is commonplace nowadays in America to spread distrust, intolerance, and hatred.
It is time to turn the tide in America. It is time to switch the tactics. I suggest people turn away from bashing what they dislike, and instead. promote those things they like and in which they believe.
Instead of writing and/or using speech that just disparages those things with which a person may not agree, I believe it would be more productive and beneficial for people to use the approach of persuasive speech.