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Confirmation Chaos: Have Americans Become Too Politically Radicalized?

Confirmation Chaos: Have Americans Become Too Politically Radicalized?

Saturday’s confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh caused some Americans to celebrate and others to explode in anger. The days leading up to Kavanaugh being sworn in saw hateful, vulgar rhetoric being spewed between millions. Has the rubicon been crossed where Americans are now too politically radicalized?

Austin, TX Based – Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber is available for an analysis and interviews.

In previous years, when Americans fought among themselves over political or social issues, there was an underling mutual respect shared. Almost a “I disagree with you but, were are brothers and sisters under one nation.” Today, the fighting has gotten much more vicious and the decorum & respect once shared is gone.

If married couples fought the way today’s Americans do, they’d probably get divorced with mutual restraining orders.

Being on the wining or losing side of a political movement (or debate) can take a psychological toll on an individual. Experiencing intense stress, anger and anxiety over whether your side comes out on top may lead to depression, burn out, and even withdrawal from social engagements.

According to the United States Election Project, nearly half of eligible voters (46.9 percent of approximately 231,556,622 people) did not vote in the 2016 election. As negative as this sounds, it could also imply that nearly half of Americans aren’t engaged in bitter, political fighting.

Americans may be at their political wits end right now however, it shouldn’t deter anyone from still being cordial and respectful to one another. 

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