Kimmel, who like the rest of the late night "comedians" is now a devoted mouthpiece for the Democratic party establishment, says that ending Net Neutrality will, well, do something cataclysmic. It's all over. We're all going to die. Or something. As comedians, they reserve the right to play fast and loose with facts since they're just comedians (wink, wink).
I think the press's and pop culture's dogged devotion to the leftist political agenda, and its tendency to utilize hysterics, hyperbole, demagoguery, and allow such to be the basis for debating policy, has had an impact on the national psyche. If you constantly hear variations on 'this is it, we're all doomed', it has to have some bearing on the day to day life of people.
Maybe someday we'll return to a time where we can debate such things as adults and it won't always involve our eternal destinies, but I don't see it changing anytime soon.