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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 05:22 AM

21. I misunderstood your context.

Sorry, but when I hear that phrase, I always think of the Repug system of passing talking points around in their big bullshit bubble, LOL. I would hope that DU is and always will be a forum open to all ideas friendly to Democrats across the spectrum.

One big problem in our society today is the "us vs them" and defensive posture mindset that has become pervasive in so many everyday folks. The right-wing media complex has done this horrible thing to us. When in this mode, one has to compartmentalize everyone into sub-groups and everyone has to wear a damned label, LOL.

What we need is more old-fashioned "ladies and gentlemen" open-minded debate. Any idea - good or bad - is just that and nothing else, and no one owns any idea or thought.

One of my personal hang-ups is that I struggle when there's a discussion that's completely one-sided. I have an irresistible habit of tossing an opposing view (or two) into the ring to make it interesting. That does not mean that I support that view, it's just that I feel a discussion should include a wide range of thinking to be meaningful. That process does piss some folks off, though.


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