posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:54 AM
Preconceptions, misconceptions, prejudice, propaganda, and the inability to separate religion or country from actions.
And then there's the (artificial, media spun, propaganda and blog spun) polarity between East and West, America and the Arab world, Israel and
Palestine, Islam and Judaism, Freedom and Terror, Good and Evil, and so on.
People seem to think that if you're not on their side you must be on the other side, and that if you're on the other side you must be an evil, lying
son of a bitch.
Sadly/Gladly this is not restricted to Muslims- Jews and Israel get the same treatment in these forums, if not worse, and it is this polarity that's
created by people who are unable to say "Eh, you might have a point, but I still think I'm right" or "I don't necessarily hate you, I just
respectfully disagree" but instead must completely and utterly crush their opponent at any cost that is only making worse.