Many passionate discussions about important topics seem to end up in anger and insults. From street corners to the halls of congress, there are a lot of angry people, unhappy with the the ways of a fatally flawed world. It should be no wonder why leftist advocates, regardless of the issue, are so prone to flying off the handle.
While they may not have received formal training in the art of battle, the average soldier for social justice has been coaxed into conflict by the central planners they so naively revere.
Leftists want arguments. Arguments create division. Division requires classes of people who differ. These classes require protection from bad people and they need advocates for their victimhood.
Without this conflict, the leftists’ house of cards comes crashing down. Without disdain and disgust for those who disagree with them, there is no wrong for them to right.
They become rebels without a cause. And Marx and Lenin would definitely NOT be down with that.
Of course, rationally analyzing issues and applying common sense solutions, along with a healthy respect for the other party, are essential if you want to have a fruitful discussion.
Discussions of serious issues can become passionate, and this shouldn’t surprise anyone. But polarized politics and clashes of culture can turn analysis into argument.
When this happens, it only benefits one party, the one that succeeds when there’s division and class warfare. If you find yourself in a discussion that descends into anger and personal invective, it’s best to end it there. Don’t help them by justifying their anger and “proving their point”.
Some people don’t want to be convinced. They just want to be in charge. These people are known as fascists. Their ignorant and obedient foot soldiers are known as “useful tools” by the authors of their manifesto. They just don’t realize they’re being used and manipulated.
Whether a leader or a follower, they will not be convinced by even the most airtight explanation. As in the case of all radicals and revolutionaries, they must be defeated in another arena. They abandoned the arena of ideas long ago.