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I want to pull out my mom voice on the entire internet today:
“Don’t flame people you don’t even know! You were raised better than that!”

Seriously, please, everyone on both sides - on ALL sides - remember the complex human beings at the other end. Today I talked a flame-commenter around to a “You’re right, I’m sorry for saying that” because I responded reasonably and respectfully, and found common ground with them. There IS hope for the country if we all do that.

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mollyringle
Nov. 14th, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you - and I hope more people attempt it, and that I can remember to do it myself more often! It is really hard when there's insults and name-calling and shouting going on. It's much easier to throw snark right back at everyone, and start swearing, or at least blocking people on social media. But I think if instead of blocking we just pause to offer reasonable responses, and see what the actual complaint is under the offensive language, we'll likely find a human we can work with. Let's hope so, anyway.