I think we can have passionate discussions while still being cordial. There’s usually an area of agreement in even the most contentious issue, if you’re willing to discuss and not resort to name calling.
The way information is processed and transmitted via internet (media sites and social media) doesn’t lend itself well to the type of reasoned response the video promotes. We get online and receive an onslaught of data served to us in an endless stream mini bites (bytes?) that we consume and move on to the next morsel, never stopping to question what we’re consuming or how/why it was served the way it was. Point being, the medium is not designed for prolonged, reasoned analysis of information, and thats what can make it dangerous. It can be done, but most of us won’t invest the energy and the data peddlers count on that.
I suspect what has to happen is the “100th monkey” effect - enough people have to decide the status quo is no longer acceptable that we reach a societal tipping point, and things change to reflect the new mindset.
Right now banality, triviality, vindictiveness, and tribalism dominate all aspects of society, including the White House and Congress. We as a people don’t crave truth so much as being told we’re superior and right, and our media is more than happy to satisfy that craving until we decide on something better.