“Sorry, your long reply is appreciated because you obviously took the time to think and respond —…

I’ve only bothered to highlight 2 sections of many in the last thread where you repeat the same contention that it’s the other side’s behavior that makes you keep “firing back” (sketchy gun metaphor there…hmmm). But it isn’t the job of every liberal or progressive to absorb a conflated litany of stereotypes from your other interactions with the left. Actually, behavior is a choice. I’ve had plenty of conservatives be complete toxic assholes toward me, but I wouldn’t direct that frustration toward civil conservative commenters.

I invite you to look at the way you approach others who disagree. This sort of disconnect with one’s own communication tendencies reinforces otherness and increases division (Just what the plutocrats ordered!). And, ethos suffers with blatant hypocrisy.