On the eve of the election, many have tolerated the political ads, rhetoric and information, while others (like myself, who is still voting by the way) avoided political messaging like the plague. I am most disappointed with antagonize messaging, which permeates into our personal spaces and social environments. Differences amongst friends are no longer celebrated and fear dominates the political sphere. My rational mind understands the crafting of tactics. However, it seems unethical for campaigns to instill negativity in our society. The youth and the American social consciousness feed off of these proclamation that revolved around disdain, frustration and fear. Of course, there is no code or regulation that takes away their right to say almost whatever they want, almost wherever they desire. Lawyer side note: The first amendment of the Constitution, aka "free of speech amendment," is not unlimited.
Your environment affects your state of mind. Messages trickles down from your conscious mind into subconsciousness, where it is able to festers and create new thoughts. If you ever watched a reality television show with lots of bickering and violence, you're likely to be hot and bothered after watching the show. For example, out of curiosity, I watched an episode of Orange County Housewives and Jersey Shore last year. Personally, I felt uncomfortable after watching both and a little ill after Jersey Shore. Additionally, there are numerous studies that show hostile, unstable and unloving environments are linked to childhood trauma and problems with mental health and character development. SeeUniversity of Pittsburg Office of Child Development (2010), Character development in a hostile environment by Leon Chestang (1972). Although the adult brain is fairly development, the political messaging trend changes their environment and as a result, their children's living space.