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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: crazyewok
Because politics as we know it today is meant to divide people and it's been very successful these days. Lots of people are partisan hacks. No matter what their camp does they will defend, praise, lie, and deny for them to the end of time. With this line of thinking you become very aggressive, especially if you're party is full of nitwits and corruption. Both parties are fully corrupt but according to many it's only the other party that is corrupt, not theirs.
So in order to defend your party you must become a school yard bully. Deflection is the main weapon but name calling is always the go to means of attack. This will destroy any serious adult political conversation, especially if many posters of similar political ideology team up.
Just an easy recipe for online political discussion devolution.
Don't you guys across the pond deal with the same thing?