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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    It's just your bias. Your mind intentionally blocks instances where you've been corrected. In your mind, you're always right. Which is why you can't 'remember' any times your mind has been changed. You're now alone. There are millions like you.
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    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.
    I really don't think so, you can be compassionate for a person relative to personal experience, that being said, political viewpoints are cemented by actions, not words.

    Or, they are swayed by actions not words.

    There is so much garbage information on the net, it's required reading to filter out the flotsam and jetsam, to me, I can listen to the opposing point of view, but authoritarian re-enforcement of a political ideal is not going to sway a person like me.

    I've debated true conservatives, in the past, and listened to their opinions, however, they must be based on fact, not supposition nor opinion. The opinion portion of the argument is where the facts get colored by the need for conviction.

    I'd rather watch the actions and decide from there if my meter needs re-calibration,

    That being said, I am all ears on this thread. I've seen one poster already attacked or five cent psychoanalyze another; there's a wasted read.
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    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.
    I have learned a lot on the political message boards. Reading posts on the board made me interested in the Federal Reserve Board, our tax system, the role banks and corporations play in our political system and just how powerful (hidden) organizations/people are in our lives.
    I never would have heard of these things if not for the message boards. I still study these issues and I understand the political process so much better now. So, yes political forums can change hearts and minds.
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    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.
    I used to be a libertarian conservative. I changed because I got tired of making arguments that made me feel like an asshole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    People have to be open to it. The common thread I see among forum members (any forum) is a severe immediate defensiveness - which doesn't present the most stable ground for thought provoking conversation. Even in opening posts you will see the need to guard one's self even if they think they are correct.

    That said, I don't think there is much to change in my heart when the majority of posts are about how much one person hates another person. Day after day that can't be healthy to read, but especially to write. I guess hate is okay... sometimes.
    Johnflesh, I must respectfully disagree. Hate is NEVER OK.

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