Why do a lot of political discussions usually lead to arguments & name calling?
Every contest, of whatever nature, stirs our competitive nature. Personally, I believe there are people who compete for love of the game, but, there is a segment, which competes only to win and anything less prohibits joy. To those who must win, the game, the discussion, the conversation or monopoly, they have everything to loose and they compete as if at war. There is much to admire in those who" have to win " but, there is much to not admire. Finding the balance reveals much about our character.
Because we are talking monkeys with less hair that drive cars. Whoever screeches the loudest 'wins'.
by stanwshura 6 years ago
Why do political discussions often devolve into "peace and love" idealists versus flag-wavers doom?Why do so many political discussions seem in need of a moderator, lest they devolve into deliberate and contrived non sequiturs and mudslinging?
by PrettyPanther 12 months ago
Frequently, I wonder to myself why I bother engaging in political discussions on the internet. What it comes down to is 1) I've always enjoyed a good debate, and it's hard to engage in these discussions in real life with friends or family, as it can result in hard feelings. It's easier...
by Becki Rizzuti 14 months ago
Why do people resort to name-calling when making a political argument?I find this behavior highly offensive and have to stop myself from responding with the same tone of the original poster. I've always believed that people use name-calling as an argument when they cannot support their point of...
by Rachel Woodruff 8 years ago
Just for once I would like to see a Political Discussion without name calling, on either side. I see an otherwise adult post that they feel strongly about... Immigration... The Health Care Bill... pick your topic, and yet we can't discuss the pro's and con's without resorting to calling people...
by Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago
I can't remember a political thread that didn't degrade into name calling, vicious innuendo, or outright vilification. Usually it takes less than a single day before the nastiness comes out in some form. I do understand that their is a high level of passion involved which creates strong...
by Peter Freeman 8 years ago
I'm not a big fan of getting into controversial discussions in the forums. I prefer to read than write here, but this has been bothering me for a long time. There are some deep questions that I want to ask. When I talk to Jewish Rabbis or thinkers they would engage me forever, keep the coffee...
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