Why is it that so many who are opposites in political beliefs seem to feel the need to be rude, condescending and insulting to each other? I am a Liberal Democrat but have a few friends who are Conservative/Republican and we are able to have polite intelligent discussions and learn from each other. Keeping things respectful while still disagreeing.
I am disheartened by the divisions in our country and people. I don't understand why some think that others who are different are automatically bad.
We are all people with many of the same feelings, needs and goals.
Does insulting people who believe differently than you really help things any?
Or does it just make one feel better about themselves?
Answer by 4kids1970 at 7:27 PM on Jan. 10, 2009
I agree. This site really shows me the worst of both sides. My political views put me in the minority in my workplace. Yet, my coworkers and I never disrespect each other and try to understand each other's views. Here it seems like when you disagree with someone you are either a liar or an idiot. It's a shame.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 7:27 PM on Jan. 10, 2009
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Answer by lovinangels at 8:15 PM on Jan. 10, 2009
It makes people feel better to believe they have higher standards than others around them. Morally superior. Does it help to bash others and their opinions? No. Although I have to say, as open as I am, there are some "opinions" I will not tolerate. Racism is one. Say what you want about a person - but don't include the ethnicity nor attach untrue and negative stereotypes as scare tactics. Friday, I have enjoyed all of your posts I have seen so far. Despite not always being on the same page, I always look forward to it when I see it is you. There are several like that. Then there are others who I cringe and have resigned myself to not even bother reading a post or thread that that person has either started or is actively in the throws of a heated discussion. I do this for relaxation not to get my blood pressure up.
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