Ideological Warfare -Let's start with peace here and we can go from there

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    IMO, it seems that more often than not, people latch onto their ideals, and never revisit what brought them to that ideological determination in the first place. They hold so firm to these beliefs, they stop listening, even resort to calling each other names and whatnot, but I've often observed that the accusations that make people most angry usually have some truth to them. This is detrimental to our great country

    Here is my proposition to everyone reading this, whatever your political affiliation is, let go of your anger, and try to find the value (I promise there is some value in there somewhere) in the opposing POV.

    The answers are always there, if you cant find them, it's cause you aren't asking the right questions.
     
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    Well said, Brooklyn. It's only common sense that each of us want to connect in dialogue and seldom is any one with strong opinons either all right or all wrong. It amy take a while for any of us to change our mids, but at least we can be open to the dialogue and listen.

    When the foul language languishes and the name calling begins, it stops the discussion and people generally ignore it, basing it on "consider the poster." If we really communicate, even debate, we have to do it with respect.

    As you said let's take the debate to a new level and concern ourselves with the topic at hand. I have changed my mind and had my eyes opened with those from the other side. It really can be done.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I think you need to break it down even further.

    If we want peace, we need to start with ourselves and our families.
     
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    Conflict is constructive and it's inevitable.

    Combat is a choice.
     
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    I think you may have missed my point. Conflict, in this context is not constructive.

    If you are not going to listen to someone else's opinion with an open mind, then the debate itself is of no value, and therefore not constructive.
     
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    There is no debate to be had if there is no conflict.
     
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    Clever answer, perhaps I misunderstood you, but in the context of name calling and unyielding opinion, more specifically how you approach conflict is to what I was referring.
     
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    Not necesariy so. If everyones dogma was so entrenched in ideology, then you may be right. But there are many reasonable people here that sit squarely in the middle, listening to each side of a question before determining their stance.

    Many times, each side has valid points, it's not necessarily a tooth pulling ordeal to see both sides.
     

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