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Left Wing Democratic Porch
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Emcee:  Rarebird Type:  Moderated
I understand the USA is deeply divided between Democrats, liberals and even a few conservatives on one side and MAGA Republicans on the other side.The two sides rarely engage in genuine dialogue with one another. What I usually hear are insults, hatred and flame wars emanating from one side to the other. This is also a recurring feature on SI. Almost all political threads are extremely partisan in nature with moderators on one side quickly banning people on the other side of the spectrum. Tolerance and open dialogue are discouraged. What matters is whether you support President Biden or Trump. Logic and genuine conversation is nowhere to be found. The hatred for the other candidate is so thick that all respect and fundamental decency is abolished for those posters who choose to question the underlying assumptions and principles of the other party.
I would like to try something different here. Although I would classify myself as a liberal Democrat, I have been highly critical of the Party and Joe Biden, in particular at times.

There is an election coming up in 7 months and I want to discuss the issues rationally and logically from both points of view without engaging in insults and flaming towards other posters. It seems to me that most of the USA and Silicon Investor feels extremely alienated and hostile to what is important to the other side. But deep down, I think we all feel that we need to take a break from the hostility and try to get along. And if we cannot see eye to eye, at least be respectful. Insults, flaming, hatred are taxing and not healthy.

If we can pull this off, it will be the only political thread on SI that is not only open to those who support Biden and Trump, but is not full of hatred, flaming and insults.

I promise not to ban anybody for their pro Trump or pro Biden views, but will only do so for personal insults, hatred and flaming and then only after a warning has been given.

It is ok to critique ideas.

Attack the message, not the messenger.
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2189The Progressive Leftist era is Dead. What started out as a well intentioned moveRarebird-Sunday
2188One of the greatest landslides ever coming in November and the Left has no idea Rarebird-last Saturday
2187Wake up. Biden has thrown the USA into the garbage bin. My values haven't Rarebird-June 11
2186Terrorist Joe? lol. Mindless Joe. Demented Joe. Grandpa Joe. I’ll be honest withReal Man-June 11
2185You mean chatGPT? No, I don’t talk to AI, it’s a great tool for coding though. AReal Man-June 11
2184Now that Hogan is finished as a Republican, he should switch sides and replace RRarebird-June 11
2183Message 34697592Rarebird-June 11
2182Maybe you should ask AI about Larry Hogan? I'm sure it will sound really smaRarebird-June 11
2181Vote for Terrorist Joe if you like. As long as he or some other Democrat gives aRarebird-June 11
2180I guess I get your permission to vote for Larry Hogan. Not voting for Trump thouReal Man1June 11
2179You are seeing a preview now in Germany, France and Belgium in terms of what wilRarebird1June 9
2178Biden should mind his own business and let cities and States do their jobs: [X]Rarebird-June 5
2177I have been saying this for a while now: fortune.com And that is one of the prRarebird-June 3
2176Finally, a true old-fashioned liberal acknowledges the struggles that many have Rarebird-June 1
2175[X] Why are Americans still upset about inflation? A: The *cumulative price chRarebird1May 30
2174People ultimately vote their pocket book. There may be a temporary spike for BidRarebird1May 29
2173I use to go to McDonald's thirty years ago and eat their chicken caesar salaRarebird-May 29
2172My wife and I speculate whether Trump being convicted will win over more of the Graustus-May 29
2171Just today on CNBC someone quoted an article or a survey saying that many AmericGraustus-May 29
2170Mark my words, it will not make a difference whether Trump gets convicted in theRarebird-May 29
2169The DNC and President Biden have become the Millionaire Stock market class that Rarebird2May 29
2168President Biden: These are the things the lower middle income cannot afford anymRarebird-May 29
2167President Biden: The vast majority of Americans are suffering due to to rising pRarebird1May 29
2166These are the people the Biden administration are courting in the hopes of winniRarebird-May 29
2165What I find interesting is that the Left keeps on referring to Trump supporters Rarebird-May 28
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