Sorry DiDi, but you’re off on this one. Everyone thinks the opposing point of view is “regressive” and the label does little other than demonstrate a certain arrogance, and betrays the rest of your argument.
Talking to people can make a difference. Sharing a common undertaking can make a difference. I’ve worked with many people of all stripes and stirpes and as a result better understand them. Sometimes it really is that simple.
I have no need to proclaim the superiority of my positions, but I do understand the arguments well enough discuss cogently and, on occasion, persuasively. But I’ve quit arguing politics because I prefer a discussion. It sound a bit like you want us all to remain staked to the sidelines and, frankly, it sounds like you have given up.
The commercial is meant to be provocative, not dispositive. I hear your complaint, but missed your suggested remedy.