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36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 11:34 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 10:10:
The thing that I hate the most about political discussions is that everyone takes everything so personally. We are way too emotionally invested in our political viewpoint. So much so that it becomes divisive and contentious, which to me runs counter to the point of a web forum such as this, which is one based around a community that shares a common interest. Disagreement is one thing; political discussions almost invariably end up in dislike and disdain. I partake occasionally, but I almost always end up wishing I hadn't. I'd like my friends to remain my friends regardless if they're conservative, progressive, liberal, or libertarian. That's almost impossible to do when arguing politics - respect rapdily goes out the window when arguing (if it was ever there in the first place), and to what end? Do you honestly think you are really going to change someone's mind by belittling their rationality, intelligence or beliefs?

I hear ya man but honestly it is really hard to be patient and respect some idiot who is just regurgitating television rhetoric. I am generally super patient but when someone says something so ignorant that it makes them seem like a cartoon character, I can't resist lampooning them.

I actually spend equal amounts of time mocking idiots in my own party as I do far-left loonies, there is no shortage of easily influenced dolts in the world.
 
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