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One way to tell if you're becoming a fanatic - March 24th 2017, 09:16 PM

If a terrorist attack happens in which people get killed, and one of the first thoughts you have is "how does this affect my side of the argument?"...

... then you're probably on route to becoming a fanatic. It's best to take a few steps back, do something else to take your mind off it, stop being so emotionally invested in politics, and try to think of the actual people affected instead of how events like this impact your own ideology, narrative and arguments.

This can be addressed to anyone, left or right.

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Then politics doesn't care about you either. Truth. You've got to make your voice heard, if you want to be listened to. But that's too logical for some people, so let me go a step further. Not making your voice heard, leaves other people free to hijack it by speaking on your behalf, even if they don't actually give a shit about you. That's politics. So, make your voice heard. That's not a quote from anywhere. That's just me.


   
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Re: One way to tell if you're becoming a fanatic - March 27th 2017, 02:45 PM

We're pretty different politically, BDF, but I 100% agree. People's lives are more important and their lives shouldn't be reduced to points for or against your cause.


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