♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩ Pro • Feb 7, 2019 Why or why not? Comments [user=30235628]Phœnix [/user] What do you mean ? I'm sure you have sort of an idea about this, right ? [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] [user=Phœnix ]Phœnix [/user] Does discussing about, or participating in political related subjects cause people to respond or react in more negative ways than they would have in other subjects? Does Politics bring out more negative character traits in people than positive? I think it might. [user=30235628]Phœnix [/user] [user=♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] Agreed. I think one phenomenon about this is the politic hooliganism. It's when, because you disagree with sb on one point, you disagree with he or she on everything. You can have an example with US politic system. If you are republican, you will have a negative prior on a democrat idea, and vice-versa. Thus, you'll oppose by principle instead of having a good discussion. That's why I'm not a big fan of this kind of democracy... but that's another debate. [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] [user=Phœnix ]Phœnix [/user] Right. I've noticed that in myself at times, and have tried to actively combat it. It influenced my choice to be non-affiliatiatory. I tend to be equally suspicious of news outlets now. I am trying to base what I support or disregard on the merits of the thing, not the party it belongs too. [user=30235628]Phœnix [/user] [user=♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] That's a good thing ! However, the bad point is that in politics, that's not how things work. If I take a real example, only a few years ago, Sanders was obliged to support Clinton at 100%, even if he disagreed with her on some points, only to oppose Trump. He had still no choice, because if he said he agreed with Trump on some points, it wouldn't have been a benefit for his own political party. To make it short, it sucks. [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] ye, If anything, I hope Trump wins again so america can be shamed into making some changes lol..... [user=30235628]Phœnix [/user] Well, concerning Trump, he's less bad than I expected. However, I don't think that Clinton would have been a better choice. Imo, the problem is that there was only two choices (but that's also related to the vote system, which is particularly bad mathematically speaking). [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] Yes I think he was better than Clinton lol, but the mere fact that we actually had to pick between those two people...... is proof that our country is doomed. [user=30733176]《 Half Step 》[/user] Thanksgiving at my liberal aunts house.... I'm never forgetting that day... [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] I think that people as a whole are stubborn. Therefore, when something highly disputed comes up, people become more negative and unpleasant to be around. I think this issue can also be applied to religious topics, moral topics, and ethical topics. [user=47446]pigpag[/user] Need clarification, otherwise there are at least two ambiguous versions as I can understand: 1. Do POLITICS bring the worst of people? (Yes, it's politics; no, it's something else) 2. DO politics BRING the worst of people? (Yes, it does; no it doesn't) [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] [user=pigpag]pigpag[/user] I was thinking of no. 2. [user=47446]pigpag[/user] [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] Then, after witnessing much ugliness caused by politics, it's very hard for me to say "no" to that statement 😆 Your comment Only members of a group can post to group discussions, so Join Do politics bring out the worst in people?