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 Becki Rizzuti 12 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 Ralph Schwartz 11 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 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 10 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 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...
by threekeys 11 months ago
hear your thoughts.My thoughts are...none of us in way way have no right to make a judgement. Perhaps only slightly if we were to make a comment on the subject we are employed to work with or research. Only then, can we have some knowing. So, all of us can never become so strong or defiant or too...
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