Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 62
Thanks Tree92Thanks

Thread: Do political forums change hearts and minds?

  1. #31
    Veteran Member Pragmatist's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    46,964
    Thanks
    13724

    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Not usually. I use this place to keep basic writing and articulation skills sharp when work is slow.

    I do think the discussions open minds to further, independent inquiries, usually focused on reinforcing one's own opinions.

    But it's all good. More information from more sources are often useful.
    It certainly does let you know how fucking demented many of the rightwing are in this country.

  2. #32
    Veteran Member MaryAnne's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    46,735
    Thanks
    33078

    From
    Englewood,Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    I caught myself reading a very insightful post the other day. It was intelligent and thought provoking. It really made me think. It wasn't until I was half way through it that I realized it was one I'd written myself.

    Is that the kind of thing we're taking about here?
    You should be flattered. Some one apparently agreed with you so much they reposted your words. You sure won that one!

    Or,was it really your own post?

    Last edited by MaryAnne; 10th January 2018 at 01:25 PM.

  3. #33
    Veteran Member MaryAnne's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    46,735
    Thanks
    33078

    From
    Englewood,Ohio
    The truth is that most of us are egotistical. We simply like to argue.

    My Son and I do. Now I notice the same thing holds true in the next generation. I mentioned the last time we were together that they had a gane Of oneupmanship. My Grandson laughed and agreed. No one actually gets angry,it is more like a game.

    You guys can not tell me you do not do it in your family,too.

  4. #34
    Chubby Member
    Joined
    May 2006
    Posts
    9,622
    Thanks
    3020

    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Unfortunately and despite what people may say, absolutely not.
    I can have my mind changed most certainly by Liberal arguments that are made coherently and bring some new information, shed some new light on a subject. Happens fairly often here, I get educated.

    But oddly enough, my mind has never been changed by a post that started off with "Hey you pussy bed wetting libtard dim-o-crat bitch!"

    Odd, i know...
    Thanks from HenryPorter and Wonderer

  5. #35
    Senior Member vikingbeast's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2013
    Posts
    11,273
    Thanks
    6159

    From
    Banned Camp Segregation Unit
    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Seems we mostly argue in circles ... and seems we often draw our own lines deeper during the arguments.

    But in my case, political forums did cause a change in me. It started at another forum. There was a beleaguered Republican whom few accepted as a Republican because he supported unions. His name was Jake.

    He is the one who brought my attention to how Republican policies were hollowing out the middle class and leading to more working poor who needed government help in spite of holding full-time jobs. The Walmart model, where exploitative companies raked in the profits while their rank and file employees filed for food stamps.

    And he helped bring my attention to how, as Republican policies were helping to create more working poor, so-called fiscal conservatives were also trying to shrink the safety nets for these people whom they were helping to push into financial straits.



    Jake was a major factor in how I got past my scorn for Occupy Wall Street and became open to the messages of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
    Yeah! I've learned I'd rather be licking the windows on a short bus than carrying a banner for a pitiful political party. Or worse, a New Orleans Cheats fan............
    Thanks from Amelia

  6. #36
    Veteran Member Devil505's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    60,792
    Thanks
    18460

    From
    Mass and Florida
    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    That is the tactic the haters use to rationalize being a hateful person.
    It's also a better way of expressing emotion without the need to become physically violent.
    PH veterans know full-well who the "Haters" are on this forum and who the good but sometimes emotional posters are. (No identifying stickers necessary)



    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    I don't buy it. Who we are all the time, matters all the time.
    None of us are anyone.....all the time.
    Last edited by Devil505; 10th January 2018 at 05:02 PM.
    Thanks from NightSwimmer

  7. #37
    SWED Missle Command Champion johnflesh's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    19,408
    Thanks
    9643

    From
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    It's also a better way of expressing emotion without the need to become physically violent.
    PH veterans know full-well who the "Haters" are on this forum and who the good but sometimes emotional posters are. (No identifying stickers necessary)



    None of us are anyone.....all the time.
    Yeah alright.
    Thanks from Devil505

  8. #38
    Veteran Member Devil505's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    60,792
    Thanks
    18460

    From
    Mass and Florida
    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    Yeah alright.
    Just to clarify my last point:
    No one is either good or bad.... moral or immoral....right or wrong All the time.

  9. #39
    Veteran Member HenryPorter's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    19,869
    Thanks
    10408

    From
    N48 51.489 E2 17.67119
    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    It's also a better way of expressing emotion without the need to become physically violent.
    PH veterans know full-well who the "Haters" are on this forum and who the good but sometimes emotional posters are. (No identifying stickers necessary)



    None of us are anyone.....all the time.
    Mr. Devil,

    There are a couple...

    Derp

  10. #40
    Vexatious Correspondent Leo2's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    3172

    From
    UK/Australia
    Well, I have been here since I was in my twelfth year, and I will be 21 next birthday. I don't know if this place changed my heart and mind for several reasons - the first being that only major surgery is likely to change my heart (joke), but I change my mind (inasmuch as I develop differing opinions over a period of time,) all the time, and this place, and the people here (friend and foe - as it were) have been a major influence on that development.

    I think anyone who is not closed to all opinions other than his own, benefits from the input of information available on a discussion board such as this. Other boards at which I have cursorily glanced can be simple echo chambers for one socio-political extreme or the other. One benefits little, and learns less, from such environments, but I think a balanced and well-moderated board such as this, has a great deal to offer. It has certainly been a beneficial influence upon my progress from boy to man.
    Thanks from Amelia, Blues63, boontito and 2 others

Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Obama loses German hearts and minds ahead of Berlin visit
    By meridian5455 in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 21st June 2013, 07:08 AM
  2. NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds
    By michaelr in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd June 2013, 08:10 AM
  3. How Politicians and the Media Change Our Minds
    By Octoldit in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th July 2009, 07:53 PM
  4. Giuliani: Dems Will Change Minds on Iraq
    By Coolio in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 30th October 2007, 12:04 PM
  5. Winning hearts and minds
    By Fishscale in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 7th May 2007, 07:18 PM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed