I frequented political groups for multiple years, and in October 2019. I called it quits. I went into discussion and attempted to have actual conversation, and then the fights and the maelstrom that came out of it?
I watched it literally devolve to the point where I was not liberal enough because I was Republican and not Republican enough because I was liberal.
It got highly personal. So why did I do it? A therapist suggested I go all in and engage and talk and learn better communication skills. I had very fierce stoic walls and masks to protect my masculinity due to real trauma.
I learned a lot, and then I learned to back away and recalibrated.
I then switched over to a combination of Medium and Twitter and occasionally go back to "Traumabook" as I call it as there are good people there I still attempt to converse with or DM with.
If people don't learn to manage their fears and biases, then we are doomed as a country.
You are also correct, the level of firebombs of Nazi, civil war, racism, sexism getting thrown out ...
Ends conversations and creates enemies for life.
Life is too short to use a political paradigm in which people actively sell their soul to get elected for pure power and infinite influence so they can practice their lying skills under the "public good".
To tell someone you won't have sex with them even if there is a connection because of a political affiliation means that the person passing judgement is "infinitely shallow" and frankly these type of people as I see in life "suck in bed" and ironically are similar to some highly fundamental religious people I have met ...
Ah the paradox ...