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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 29, 2018, 06:00 PM

9. That's true

And it's true for both sides, at least for people who can only function "tribally."

You can't discuss anything, you can't learn anything, you can't see anything in perspective if you come to the table with the attitude that the other side is just a bunch of asshole despicable morons and that you can't trust them. And that's really sad because we all need to focus on this nation and its future instead of on that tribalism.

The whole idea of "selling" your viewpoint to someone else seems to be history. We can't be bothered anymore. We just want to be pissed off at anyone who doesn't agree with us. Thankfully there are still people out there willing to listen and discuss in a civilized manner. But, as in so many other cases, the squeaky wheel is the one that gets all the attention.

The blood-pressure medication industry must be doing great.

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