Purpose of the Political Discussion Forum?

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by JoshD, Sep 11, 2023.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I typically avoid this part of the forum but recently began reading through things.

    It is truly disheartening to see the negativity towards political parties, Presidents, candidates, etc. I value diversity of thoughts but a lot of the comments I see are distasteful.

    Whether democrat or republican, have some class. Do not follow the footsteps of our glorious elected leaders in the constant bashing of other human-beings. Lift folks up…don’t try to tear them down.

    That is my contribution to the crap-show that is Political Discussion.
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  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    ...wait, it had a purpose...?! :)
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    It's interesting because otherwise reasonable people can become totally unhinged when politics are brought up. Even me!
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  4. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    That is what blows my mind. Some folks act a fool!
  5. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    It's best you avoid this section of the forum, Josh. Politics is like that... and so is religion.
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  6. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    It’s a relatively safe place to blow off a bit of steam. True, MAGA types might not feel very welcome but in theory the whole forum is for scholarly minded people who aren’t generally willing to tolerate “alternative reality”.
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  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    You don’t get to make up your own “facts” in other words.
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  8. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    It's a fun place to be strawmanned, personally attacked and accused of fascism over minor differences of opinion. A veritable training ground for selective skepticism, slippery slopes and doomsday histeria.

    Who doesn't need more of that in their lives?
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  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    By saying that, you have libelled me, slandered me, and [done more unspeakable things] to me. See you in court.

    Extra points if you know where I copied that from!
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  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Yes, although it also says something that, even here, one person's alternative reality is another's cherished truth.
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