Hello, fellows. In my couple of short months here, most of what I've seen is senseless bashing from every side of the spectrum. "Left bad, Right good" "Right bad, Left good" Does anybody even know what the hell any of that means? Who here can come and enlighten us in what any of that means? Please, what I want to know is what is meant by "left" or "right", and especially, what issues are what you think important to these "things", whatever the fuck they are, what are the main issues that you identify with that you believe and are exclusive to this 'side of the room'. At least define what in god's name a "liberal" is, or a "conservative" is. It just seems so fuzzy to the outsider, it doesn't make any sense. And please, refrain from posting something like "the left is trying to keep us weak" or "the right are a bunch of warmongerers without souls". These slogans, which are so prone to pop up, are completely useless to any meaningful discussion. Try finding facts, and definitions, at least from someone who attempts to specialize one the issues. And lastly, try to put yourself on somebody else's shoes. Why does someone side with the "side" that you disagree with? What are their grievances and why are they so 'different'? Why is the "other" so hostile to YOUR cause? Try to explain this in a way that the other side is like you, rational, a critical thinker. Not a strawman with no heart or brain. I'm just curious to see where this goes.