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kleinbl00  ·  1166 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Any forum with free speech and little to no moderation becomes right wing"

It's difficult for either side to keep it out of the realm of "you're living wrong" and, as tribal as conservative thinking tends to be, it generally goes ad-hominem.

OftenBen  ·  1166 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a dream that we could live in a version of America where we all believed different things about each other, but agreed that it was most important to be good and kind to each other first, and keep our opinions about the state of other peoples souls/bedrooms/genitals to ourselves.

A fairy tale where a true capital C Conservative Christian can think that his gay neighbors are doomed to eternal hellfire and damnation when they die, but treats them with respect when they are forced to see each other getting the mail or mowing the lawn.

Dan Carlin calls this the '1950's textbook vision of America' and it's the one I like the best.