On the other hand, there are those who relish the chance to win an argument — who need to fill a void, to assert a sense of dominance that was probably denied them somewhere along the winding path of their biography.
The Political Value of Debating Identity
Karl Segnoe

You find these types on both the left and the right, which kinda tells you this has very little to do with politics at all and more to do with vanity and ego. But as you mentioned later in your epistle, these people were probably just trying to retain a little bit of dignity and became corrupted somehow along the way.

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