In a political discussion - i feel as though ALL talking points are equally valuable.
If you think Candidate A is great. Tell us why
If you think Candidate B is great. Tell us why
If you think candidates a and b suck - tell us why
if you (like many who participate in the political forums) think that all candidates are complete and utter crap - then give us alternatives.
Whenever someone wishes to discuss an issue based on the stance their chosen candidate takes, one of a few things happens
- A few people agree. The thread dies
- A few people disagree. The thread dies
- The thread dies without notice
- They are accused of supporting a dysfunctional system in a hit and run political attack. Threads are erected in opposition of any discussion of
political issues, and recieve all of the attention of the forum.
It seem as though the only way you're going to get any attention in these political forums is to:
A.) create a thread about why ALL politicians suck (even if you dont believe in that concept)
B.) create a thread that complains about lack of content that truly exists in a forum, despite having never taken part in the quality content you
complain doesnt exist
Im sorry to sound so angry there, but - i am angry.
If you want to complain - fine, you have that right.
But make sure you get your grievances in line.
Don't group us all together as "the moronic masses" just because we dont take a 100% neutral stance on political issues.
Its no secret who i support, personally.
But when i create a thread that discusses viable second options for me to choose from, and gives real world reasons for why i would make such a switch
- it receives zero attention - despite the accusations that no such objectivity exists. Its there - people just ignore it. If they dont like my
personal approach to it- they are more than welcome to create a thread of their own, in their own manner, reflecting their own beliefs. But most
choose not to. Its easier to set back and complain about it. Or in a few other cases - let others do the complaining for you.
And i'm not the only one, but i will only speak for myself, and will not drag others into it unwillingly to support my claim.
As for me - and there may be some who disagree with me - i try to fight those threads that i believe the OP refers to. I try to squash them, most of
the time unsuccessfully. I choose to do this because i want to participate in the political debate forums.
As i said - some may think i'm someone who is posting garbage. personally - i dont think i do. I know i've been guilty of posting a thread that is
a sort of retaliation to another thread i consider garbage.
I don't condone my actions, i admit they happen. Occasionally. Briefly.
The only real reason that garbage threads continue to exist is because people enter them in order to dispel them.
Debate them. Counteract them.
But thats the only choice they have left.
Because when you try to resurrect a thread like
Voting records speak for themselves
everyone ignores it.
....but then they go complain about a lack of such material....
its a real life conundrum, and it escapes my comprehension.