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Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
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Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
Perhaps this is because I have only been on this planet for 25 years so I have a small sample to go off of. Or perhaps it's because of platforms such as social media where we are bombarded with political messages 24 hours a day 365 days a year. For instance on Facebook. If I see a friend post something political I will usually think for a few seconds whether I want to comment on it. Most of the time I comment when something is setting the bull shit meter off. But when I do correct that person, I do it nicely and respectfully. It ends up turning into a 20 comment thread of a back and fourth of me using facts and the other person using feelings or outright non-sense. Then it usually results in that person calling me names. I've been called everything in the book: Cuck, socialist, Libtard, retard, dumbass, anti-american and so on. This is even the same thing when you attempt to debate strangers on a news feed on Facebook, or on a comment board on a website. Except since you have never met that person the attacks usually get a lot worse and more personal. But to be honest this is one of the reasons I have quit attempting to present the proper information. I try to be as unbiased as possible. But even when you do use facts that you know 110% fact are on your side, things don't go over well and you will NEVER change their mind. I have had this from both sides of the aisle. Mostly Trump supporters seem to be the most nasty in my experience, but I'm sure there are plenty on the left that are pretty bad. But it just seems Trump supporters, or at least the extreme ones are in a league of their own. The fucking psychopaths league.
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#2
RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
Because there are scumbags making real decisions that harm real people.
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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
I have given up. I am tired of arguing with people who have deep-seated hatred (whether they acknowledge or realize they do)
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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
(October 4, 2018 at 11:00 am)Libertarian God Wrote: Perhaps this is because I have only been on this planet for 25 years so I have a small sample to go off of. Or perhaps it's because of platforms such as social media where we are bombarded with political messages 24 hours a day 365 days a year. For instance on Facebook. If I see a friend post something political I will usually think for a few seconds whether I want to comment on it. Most of the time I comment when something is setting the bull shit meter off. But when I do correct that person, I do it nicely and respectfully. It ends up turning into a 20 comment thread of a back and fourth of me using facts and the other person using feelings or outright non-sense. Then it usually results in that person calling me names. I've been called everything in the book: Cuck, socialist, Libtard, retard, dumbass, anti-american and so on. This is even the same thing when you attempt to debate strangers on a news feed on Facebook, or on a comment board on a website. Except since you have never met that person the attacks usually get a lot worse and more personal. But to be honest this is one of the reasons I have quit attempting to present the proper information. I try to be as unbiased as possible. But even when you do use facts that you know 110% fact are on your side, things don't go over well and you will NEVER change their mind. I have had this from both sides of the aisle. Mostly Trump supporters seem to be the most nasty in my experience, but I'm sure there are plenty on the left that are pretty bad. But it just seems Trump supporters, or at least the extreme ones are in a league of their own. The fucking psychopaths league.


Because so many people no longer respect the facts and no longer trust real authorities.  They believe everything has been politicized.
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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
People get that way on issues that they think they are passionate about. The relative anonymity of the net makes it worse. 

If ya don't like it, curtail your activities. Ya commie pinko.
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
(October 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm)Thoreauvian Wrote: Because so many people no longer respect the facts and no longer trust real authorities.  They believe everything has been politicized.
THIS. This deserves all the retweets in the fucking world. 
It's like everything has to end with 'agree to disagree' because whenever you quote a fact supporting your stance, the other person just goes 'but that's not a fact, it's false propaganda.'.
The word bed actually looks like a bed. 
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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
You know what I've never seen? Not once in my life? A reasonable Trump supporter.
"Tradition" is just a word people use to make themselves feel better about being an asshole.
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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
Humans are worthless scum that will use any justification to defend their true self behind any shroud they can cloak themselves with.
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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
(October 4, 2018 at 12:46 pm)Divinity Wrote: You know what I've never seen?  Not once in my life?  A reasonable Trump supporter.

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RE: Why does Politics bring out the worst in so many people?
(October 4, 2018 at 12:56 pm)no one Wrote: Humans are worthless scum that will use any justification to defend their true self behind any shroud they can cloak themselves with.

Loki...is that you?
Better there than here where all my stuff is


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