Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

Here There Be Dragons

This whole sabbatical from politics is good for my sanity, but i like discussing with people. However, i started poking around LJ (beyond my friendslist) re: the debate and yeah, reasons i avoid political debate. Well basically, two reasons combined into one -- people who disagree with me and the fact that said people don’t share my commitment to dispassioned debate. (Not that debate should be entirely clinical, but when it feels insult-y and personal attack-y, badness ensues.) I was actually enjoying reading bloggers on the debate (because really, it’s not like i have academics or anything) because i was learning things and even though they definitely have their opinions as to who and what they do and do not like, and no they does not always mesh with mine, i didn’t get the feeling that i was scum if i disagreed. (That feeling drives me up a wall regardless of which side it is coming from.)


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