Hate Between Conservatives & Liberals

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  1. BrianH
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    My question is:

    Why is their so much hate between conservatives and liberals?

    Aside from the jackass idea that all conseratives are republicans and all liberals are democrats, why is there so much hate between the two on these threads?
    I see numerous posts where people are attacking people simply by the assumption that they are conservative or liberals...(myself included.) I am guilty of similar accusations, however, I try not to attack someone strictly because they are either one. Sometimes a poster may make a retarded post, and then someone will post something about them just being a "stupid liberal", or a "consevative wingnut."

    I understand that these two ideas (cons. and lib.) are conflicting by nature, however, why can we not just just accept that the two things are not only a cultural difference, but a personal preference...a right given to all of us by our constitution. I see too much in this country where one side wants to strip the other side of all their rights. I have no problem with debating issues rationally, but there's also this little thing called "classical conditioning." Most of us grew up believing certain things, and most of us still believe what we've believed for a long time. There are exceptions and small things that may change, but most of us believe what we belive not only because it may be the law, or true, but also because it's our personal preference. It's what makes us feel more comfortable. I meet people all the time who have different views, but we cant talk abou them rationally without hating each other.

    Maybe I'm just venting here, but it seems like you can hardly post anything on these threads without having someone call you a conservative wingnut or a liberal wingnut. The generalizations are not only ignorant, but immature. I'm not intending this post to be an olive branch, but rather a discussion about WHY there is so much hate between the two views. Anyway, this will probably be a bust thread, but I thought it would be nice to get everyone's thoughts on this.
     
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    Disagreement is not 'hate'.
     
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    STFU!!!

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    I have always maintained that it is the arrogance of human nature. We see things primarily, and reflexively from our own perspective only. We can project ourselves into the other person's position, but it is not the same as actually living that life, and there are perspectives and experiences that we cannot truly comprehend without living them first-hand. It is bias. It is bigotry. It is subjective opinion and philosophy.

    But above all, it is human nature, which we cannot change or control. It is what drives the world apart, and less frequently, pulls it back together.
     
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    The views around here are far more polarized than they are out in the wild.
     
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    People have been coddled and consoled so much anymore that egos have gotten so fragile that they can't handle someone disagreeing with them.

    As well you don't have to face people on the computer and that gives a lot of cowards the balls they lack in the real world.
     
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    No you :anj_stfu: lol
     
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    Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people on here that simply disagree and debate rationally, however, there are LOTS of people on here that hate the other side. You can read their posts and gather it very quickly.
     
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    Why do Charger fans hate Raider fans???
     
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    No. You STFU! I hate you, Ravi. :evil: Stupid liberal! :evil:
     

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