I'm starting to get the feeling that if people hadn't been assholes to each other for the entirety of human history, we might not have these problems.
Really? You think it has nothing to do with the fact of the anonymity of the internet and the fact that people feel safe talking shit and being assholes behind computer screens?
I think it has quite a bit to do with that.
Human history is basically all arguing and fighting and the internet is just a new tool to do it with.
---Accept the Dumptruck as your Lord and Earth-Mover, that He may spare you in the time of the Great Demolition.