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Now, more than ever, the country needs a mature debate platform
« on: October 16, 2016, 10:07:54 AM »
The vitriol on the FB extension reached a crescendo with one troll who was peppering a thread with meaningless one-liners. He left one parting shot before his posting privileges revoked, which I decided to leverage as a way to remind folks why we're really all here.



Reproducing the response here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1098348630250983/

You are right about one thing Ronald, this group is messed up. But it is actually messed up because of people who argue the way you do. With zealotish-oneliners that do not contribute to knowledge or understanding. This group was not setup to support just one view. It was meant to foster EDUCATED and MATURE debate. That mean LEVEL-HEADED discussions that don't let emotion overwhelm reason. What is sending this group to hell is not the current political situation. It's because many group members have come to assume that anyone who doesn't share their view is somehow less intelligent or less patriotic. People of equal cranial capacity can disagree people. There are "tards" on BOTH sides of the argument. You don't become smart just for spouting a view or taking a side. It's how you arrive at that view that makes that determination

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Re: Now, more than ever, the country needs a mature debate platform
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 10:25:22 AM »
Wondering how two sides can be both right and wrong? You might want revisit the movie Crimson Tide

https://youtu.be/IlbP18PmCj8
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 10:35:10 AM by adroth »