What a tragedy in Charlottesville. From a speech coaching perspective, this is yet he recent another indication that our species has not entirely evolved to the point where we can talk and listen to one another.
It was Aristotle who first pointed out that the human ability to talk and listen is what differentiates us from the forest animals. Yet, we still see the presence of physical violence as a means of communication between members of our species.
Perhaps, Darwin had the most realistic view. His survival of the fittest seems to have taken on an exclusively physical meaning. It behooves all of us as members of this human species to investigate our own mindset to decide whether we are going to continue to evolve as a species that capitalizes on its ability to think, talk and listen.
Or, how much of that same mindset is still a captive of the more primitive capability of the forest animals who depend on violence as a means of communication.