You can moderate your experience here. If you find that someone is intentionally hyperbolic you can filter, hush or mute them. See here:
I hope this helps your experience here. Also, I've been on Hubski for nearly 5 years and only recently had I heard the term SJW if that gives you a sense of the community here. You are right, it's not a place where we "choose sides and battle," it's a place where we have discussions.