@Background Pony #9659
the point of my post wasn't to go all "both sides are bad", but to point out that silbasa's "only the side I don't like is bad" is flawed.
Then you might
wanna do a better job of conveying your points, next time, because that was not
the jist of it that I got from your post.
If anything, it looked more like if you were actively ignoring how the point of your post could cut both ways, rather than you just criticizing silbasa.
You feel like of those people that can't help but say "all lives matter" when seeing someone say "black lives matter". Or that go on about the evils of communism whenever someone says fascism is bad.
I find it rather interesting that you're acting like know everything about me, when in fact, you don't. (I'm not trying to troll here, by the way. I just find it to be utterly bemusing that someone would think that they know anything about a total stranger more than the stranger themself.)
@Background Pony #7E8D
Like how civil things were when JFK was shot? Or when Reagan was shot? Or when the Oklahoma federal building was blown up? Or when Nixon very civilly spied on political opponents then dragged the credibility of the US government through the mud for a year? Or when Boehner and Graham and McConnell and every other career GOP politician pretended the US democracy was dead because they failed to kick out Clinton after impeaching him over a blowjob?
Do you even know what a strawman is? I have ever once said or implied that none of these things have ever happened, or that there were zero instances of people not willing to have a rational, "civilized" dialogue prior to the mid 2010s. Are you actually just trying to troll at this point? Because if you are, then as Ciaran informed me, it's a bannable offense.
What sort of "evidence" are you looking for?
Well, for one thing, that there is absolutely zero truth
to what silbasa's saying, and that is literally exactly what I mean, word for word.
Have a look through political cartoons, editorials, readers' letters, etc. Shit hasn't changed, it's just now you're more aware of it, and more importantly, currently living through it.
Maybe shit has changed, maybe it hasn't. One thing that is for sure, however, is that I never blindly believe anything practically anyone tells me, simply because they say so—especially
not in this day and age.