I follow news organizations from representing the entire spectrum of political ideologies. I even read articles from the biggest culprits perpetrating “fake news”. I also tend to read some of the comments. This is where my apparent masochistic tendencies come in to play.
I seem to read the comments on the more liberal articles to see just what it is that the “other side” thinks. While some of them can be pretty tame, the vast majority seem to fall in the “triggered” category. It would seem as though all reason and logic is thrown out the window to be replaced by the cult like talking points. You know the ones, they are chanted at rallies, spewed by the MSM ad nauseum to get their point across, and have no basis in fact.
Then you have the wholly uneducated, who believe that the big word they are regurgitating means something completely different. Words like tyranny, oppression, equality, etc. These are the ones who really tend to “get my goat”.
In the past I’ve tried to question the poster to see if maybe I’m misunderstanding what they are saying. I’ve even simply corrected them and provided the actual definition to show that they’re not conveying their point correctly. In all but a very few cases, the ability of the author to form a coherent sentence dissolves and they resort to spewing spewing derogatory epithets.
So, I’ve come to the realization that I need to learn where to draw the line? I’ve found more and more lately that I’ll start to type up a response only to delete it as I’ve realized it’ll be a lesson in futility. Is that the right thing to do? I can’t answer that. I will say that it was the catalyst for this blog. Rather than argue on the internet I can opine, and should anyone want to discuss or debate the topic with me in a cordial manner, I am readily available.
So, where do you draw the line? Should I go back to debating in the comments section? I don’t think so, it may make my brain explode.