Jonah Goldberg – Townhall.com
“Among my problems with this relentless hectoring about the need for conversations or “honest dialogue” or “frank talk” is the way in which those calling for such things never actually want a real conversation. They want to speechify and indoctrinate. And, if you actually dare to say anything honest or frank, you can be sure the same people who want to create “safe places” for dialogue will leap at the opportunity to denounce your insensitivity, micro-aggression or alleged racism.”
“But my biggest problem with it is that I think the last thing this country needs is to make more spaces political. If you want to know why things are so polarized, you could start by noting how much more politicized everything is. When politics invades our homes, schools, workplaces, movies, TV shows, video games, sports and every other part of our culture, is it any wonder that our culture becomes politicized? And when culture is politicized, is it so shocking that politics becomes polarized?”
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