CDZ Have you noticed...

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    ...that the posts in this forum are becoming increasingly antagonistic? It seems that even benign topics are being hijacked by political diatribes and personal insults. I would like to think that this merely reflects poor manners and upbringing, but I am beginning to believe that a majority of posters have not developed the mental capacity to engage in a serious discussion of any kind.

    Is this due to drugs, video games or public education?
     
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    Have been involved in many of the type of arguments you describe. I think it comes from a combination of things. One being the fact that there is unanimity on the Internet. The next is the belief that emotion trumps everything, facts or reason. Last is that since the last three years it is completely acceptable to use foul language, hatred and even violence to not only get their point across but to highlight just how far they will go to defend it.
     
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    What I find bizarre is how seemingly moderate Ds defend human trafficking on the border. That they are handing Trump the moral high ground doesn't seem to occur to them. Why would anyone in their right mind do that?
     
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    I think it has to do more with the food coloring in the kool ade, that and the large amounts of sugar it takes to make it palatable,,
     
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    Too many people are more interested in having a joust than a discussion. It’s too easy to default to insults and personalization. Instead of finding areas of agreement, most of us dig our heels in.
     
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    The Leffest in this country are starting to smell blood to advance their agenda to make this country a Socialist shithole.

    Because they feel empowered with the their voter ranks being swelled with Illegals and block ghetto minority voting they have become very combative. We use to not have that.
     
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    External factors-I am getting triggered with less and less provocation. If someone swears at me, its war! I like a good deep discussion, but you are right, they get blown up.
     
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    When you think of someone that disagrees with you as 'evil' this is what you get. It is asinine but unfortunately politicians are becoming more and more successful at convincing the core of their constituents that the other guy is pure evil.
     
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    It's a few (IMO) extreme leftists who seem to have an agenda to denigrate anyone supporting their arch enemy...Trump. As soon as a pro Trumper posts something positive about the economy, etc. They are always met with nasty comments and anti-Trump Democrat talking points and very little actual rebuttal to the facts of the post. I think a lot of these are paid Democrat shills.
     
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    The only ones doing that here are anti-Trump TDSers.
     
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