Ill agree, >>2539
could have been less harsh in its wording. It definitely comes off as condescending. I dont want to tell you what to think either, nor do I want this post to come off as condescending either, so please bear with me when I say that 2539 raises two good points. The first about the nature of politics. The second about a possible solution.
You can choose to disagree with the first point, and I can see why and how we can distance ourselves from politically charged discussion. Now that that is out of the way, I'd like to discuss the second point and try to flesh it out, so to offer a more tangible solution. Thats the key word here, "tangible." The following is my attempt to rephrase the last paragraph of >>2539
in a way that is easy to apply as a guideline for healthier discussion:
Whenever possible, try to be as specific as possible. Include details, even if its just your own experiences with something, having something concrete gives us more information than we had before. Be honest with your experience and opinion.
Lastly, I think some ancient rules could stand to be repeated here. Be nice to each other. Do not feed the trolls. It breaks my heart when I see experienced anons having a healthy discussion get led into the weeds just because a troll succesfully managed to push someones button. Again, dont feed trolls. Also, it is worth noting that since this is an anonymous imageboard, trolls can "feed themselves" by forming both sides of a discussion. Just like any source of info, anons too must be vetted. The easiest way to do this is to compare what someone is saying against your own current understanding. That approach works well, if you're knowledgeable enough to know fact from crap. I always try to play it safe and assume as little as possible. This forces me to read up as much as I can before engaging any topic further.
ok so heres your trigger warning.
Im super conservative, my best sources of information are Judicial Watch, The Epoch Times and The John Birch Society. A Ron Paul is fine too. In the efforts to balance my viewpoint out, does anyone have good information sources that are left-leaning? Thank you in advance.