Some of us go around bemoaning the loss of civility in society. I found this article in Ethics Newsline entitled "The link between Civility and Ethical Behavior" by Ed Collins interesting, in view of the fact that he suggests ways of doing something about it. We then should all stand up and protest - let our views be know.
So, for the all the bashing in politics - call or write your congressperson. In a public debate, stand up and protest to the Chair. In entertainment - start a boycott (good luck with that one!), and last but not least - educate your kids to be respectful. I am all for these actions - but hope a critical mass forms soon to have an impact, otherwise, it is a losing battle. On the other hand, look what has happened to acceptance of smoking.... there might be a reversal on the civility front too!