True, no one is influenced except me bc I’m moderate. It did enlighten me on the push by republicans to try and reduce Medicare and soc sec if they win enough seats. Hardcore dems and republicans can’t be changed only moderates. When trump won over hillary many moderates went his way for ex.
Otherwise we’re just saying our stance with no progress and fighting.
That’s it and especially the more extreme versions. And these people see the other side as evil. So you get folks whose whole identity is wrapped up in being against “wokeness” or opposing anything that involves fossil fuels. We are so polarized. I hope we can eventually move past this time, but given that many politicians only care about power and whatever will allow them to keep it, we’ll continue to see what we see now—the other side wants to eliminate the police and let in millions of illegal migrants and so on.
Polarization is the problem where no matter their vote or position is unchanged. I decided a while back to stop voting for just 1 party all the time and to vote on what issues I think need addressed then the politicians need to work for your vote each time. It makes them more accountable.
Yeah, we get links to a drag queen show at a community library instead of policy discussion. There’s definitely a lot I don’t know, so I’d be glad to learn about this or that. I probably won’t move from being a center-left Democrat, but I might change my position on an issue or two. But people are so entrenched in their political view that rational discussion isn’t going to happen very often.