First off, politics are a ton of fun. They give people a chance to assert their values into the political process by voting, or by working for the government, congress, state, senate. When have you had a political conversation with a group of people produce a positive outcome? What was that….never you say? Well, I have a theory why political discussions almost always derail into something reminiscent of a bully harassing people on the playground.
I used to believe that politics were a science that was cut and dry, approached with logic and reason; and I was sadly mistaken. The way legislature is written tends to be matter of fact and logical, so that it’s understandable and acceptable. However, the motivation behind political writing and decisions is based on logic, and more prominently feelings, no matter what party one affiliates with. People in general feel a certain way about a topic, and no amount of logic, reasons, and facts will sway them to change their feeling. This is pretty obvious, after you challenge a person’s feelings and beliefs with facts, and are met with the most disparaging talking to you’ll ever receive. It seems like something about politics degrades people into unruly 5-year-olds who harass each other and would rather die than cooperate by discussing the actual political topic. Luckily, Walmart has red tag sales on diapers.