Posted by 05 Devil on May 10, 20 at 07:23:58:
In Reply to: Covid has become political posted by Sundevilray on May 09, 20 at 17:52:42:
The anger, insults, defensiveness over arguments on positions is readily apparent with COVID, as you note. Terming the discourse "political" makes sense because people have opinions, and will argue and get passionate over them.
What's lost hasn't been a thoughtful discourse (although it has). The problem is that we want to be right, and to play our part in the team of like-minded groupthink. The one who disagrees is wrong. We must attack the wrong opinion, or person.
I think I agree with your post if it's rephrased that we are treating Covid like politics, because we disagree with each other. The political template for disagreement scares the crap out of me.
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