The recent shooting in Alexandria, VA brought many accusations to the surface with more and more people placing blame. But During “MTP Daily’ with Chuck Todd, Todd reacted to the shooting of Congressman Scalise and others saying we’re “all to blame.”
Todd reports the following during MSNBC’s show:
“Folks, some want to blame the left or the right or us in the media. But here’s who it seems too many folks don’t want to blame themselves. We are all to blame. This toxic stew that passes for political discourse seems beyond repair in the current moment. Just look at social media.”
He continued his thoughts saying:
“For too long, our collective politics has demonized the other side for caustic behavior while rationalizing that same behavior when it comes from someone who shares their politics. Maybe we ought to borrow another phrase that we’re all asked to do, when you see something, say something. And for political leaders, when you see caustic behavior, no matter if that person agrees with you, why don’t you say something to them?”
Todd is completely right too. The issues are everyone doing one of two things. They are either causing more tension or they aren’t diffusing situations which is just as bad. Dale Carnegie once stated:
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
This quote is exactly the struggle with the United States now. More and more people are not taking action and its breeding fear and doubt which is leading to lack of unity in the country. No action is very much an action.