originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Rob808
I try my best to only post things that are factual... And if I'm proven wrong I'll admit it.
But there does come the tricky part... We all have to speculate on a lot of threads because there aren't enough facts. And then comes the threads that
are purely about opinion.
Here is the problem.
I try to assume most people believe what they are saying. But there is all sorts of things creating noise between our messages.
Lack of context or relationships with each other, misunderstandings of what exactly we said, somoen being misinformed, a desire to "win" and argument,
and so forth.
I am guilty of this as much as anyone.
But there are certainly trolls, pr people taht are so partisan that its impossible to have an honest conversation.
And sometimes its hard to tell the differnce.
So if I am discussing something with someone who disagree with me, and they call me names, or say im dumb, or call me a liar, or they say something
that just isnt true, i really brush it off and can have more conversations with those people, because I know things get heated, as do i.
But here is where i start to winder if its worth having a conversation with people. (this is just a hypothetical, I have not had this particular
If you make a definitive statement, such as "Everyone politicians who refuses to release their taxes should be removed from office"
And I say ok, here is a politician from your party who refused to release their taxes, so you must agree they should be removed.
And you respond with "well that was ok my guy had good reasons to not release his taxes, so he shouldnt be removed"
I dont know how we can have any kind of honest conversation. It is clear that person is willing to shift anyb position they have to justify actions
of people they like.
Thats just my thoughts on this.