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to have given up trying to discuss politics

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ShouldIworryornothelp Sun 10-May-15 09:12:01

On social media

All I get is abuse. No one willing to have a decent discussion just idiots shouting and swearing at me.

It's just made me think what's the point.

HoneyDragon Sun 10-May-15 09:16:28

The postitive and the negative thing about living in a democracy is that shouty sweary idiot people are allowed to express their opinions. It's both a blessing and a curse.

Chin up. There's always the next one wink

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 10-May-15 09:17:02

Discuss it in person with others.

There's likely to be less unpleasantness, people aren't hiding behind a screen and being twats for the sake of it.

ShouldIworryornothelp Sun 10-May-15 09:20:44

I'm just rolling my eyes at it all tbh. Try and ask for evidence and stats or provide them to back up my side and....I get called every name under the sun. Where's the fun in that?!

Eigg Sun 10-May-15 09:31:52

Try discussing it in real life with real people. Much easier for people to stay polite.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 10-May-15 09:36:02

Aren't you fed up of discussing politics on here?

VashtaNerada Sun 10-May-15 09:41:51

Depending on your political persuasion, this may not be the right time to start a calm debate. Many people are genuinely scared and upset that the new government will negatively affect the most vulnerable in society. The extent to which this is true certainly deserves debate but don't judge too harshly those who are extremely emotional at the moment.

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