Discussion in 'The PatsFans.com Pub' started by TBR, Jan 24, 2018.
It hardly ever got off the ground when it started.
As long as I can remember, people have always disagreed about political policies. I can't remember a time when arguments debating policy were so nasty. I put 100% blame on the left/progressive for this sad state of affairs.
i blame social media and the ability to comment on every story on every site, and for everyone thinking they have a right to be heard without having to listen
I don't understand how/why things became so polarized in this country. It used to be, not too long ago, that both the POTUS and Congress were more centrist and sensible. I consider myself a common-sense centrist -- the extremes on both sides turn me off.
More specifically, nobody wants to listen to an opposing POV anymore. Everyone thinks they have earned the right to talk and forgets that the other side has the same right. Did you see those creatures that walked out of the forum about the physical differences between men and women at Portland State a few days ago? I believe they destroyed a camera on their way out, too. That’s the problem with this country in 2018 and beyond in a nutshell. The speakers at the forum were not saying anything that was incorrect nor were they being nasty. They were being respectful. Those things just didn’t like what the speakers were saying and, instead of having the balls to stay and debate in a responsible, level-headed way, they threw a temper tantrum and trashed the place as they left. What a joke.
I think this is a bigger problem with athletes/celebrities (especially late night talk show people) who feel the need to mouth off on issues they know nothing about. Sure, they have every right to have an opinion and voice an opinion but it annoys me when they get basic facts wrong when they go on these obnoxious diatribes in public.
Maybe it is about trying to keep the forum not getting heated. And really am glad it is not on here. As really it is about acting and treating others the way you would like to be treated. And glad the political forum never got off the ground. In order to keep the peace. Good for the mods!
It started with religion being interjected into politics in the 1980's ino, and it escalated from there. This isn't the political forum so i'm not going to lay the whole argument out. But i will say the chair of the NYU sociology department agrees with this. In sort if your not on the side of the lord than your of the devil and no compromise is possible. it just escalated from there.
Division on opinion/religion has always existed, somehow we moved away from a unified idea of (culture/neighborly/brotherhood) to individualism and lack of respect of those that are different ,
That's what I mean by centrism being something to aspire to. Those people were far-out unreasonably wacky, just like the hardcore righties are far-out unreasonably wacky denying the objective science of climate change. Too much overall emphasis on "belief" vs. fact.
And you wonder why the site was one sided and everyone was in agreement......
That wasn’t actually something I was wondering at all.
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