I used those provocative words because I see them from both sides when they debate endlessly and wish they can see how what they accuse "the other side" of often is exactly what they do as well. I hate the culture war. I'm tired of it honestly. It only widens the divide between people who should all be on the same side.
One more point about "whataboutism". I've been accused (without merit in my opinion) by people that think I'm one of the "ALL lives matter" crowd . That assumption stems from me saying that in this case, I'm focusing on not just the mental health of abused gamer girls but their abusers too. That's the culture war at work. The problem is this assumes I lack any understanding of nuance and can't think of each case individually. Which, to be perfectly honest, is what I believe is something you struggle with. (Not trying to be insulting - it's hard to focus on a fundamental disagreement between people without pointing out where you believe the disagreement stems from).
Which brings me back around to the culture war. I use words like 'jingoistic' and 'liberal points' when I feel a person is arguing from a biased position instead of thinking critically. I use them just as frequently (probably a good deal more) when debating conservatives. Maybe it's a counterproductive strategy but logic and reason don't work anymore.
Bottom line: I am ready to agree to disagree once I believe an impasse is reached. But I am still willing to objectively consider any response you might have. I'm pretty sure that you are aware that you have changed my mind before. In case you aren't, well you know now. 🙂
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi