I dread election season. ESPECIALLY in a presidential election year. The amount of hateful, backhanded, passive aggressive, and just plain old misappropriation of anger is nearly too much to bare. I’ve watched friends become frienemies (sp?) in a single conversation largely because of the amount of hope or despair placed on the shoulders of a particular, fallable, human being running for office.
I hope this website takes off. It offers some similar benefits that you might see with martial arts sparring for people who struggle with physically assaulting others. Instead of destroying relationships with neighbors/coworkers/family, why not just have a shouting match with someone whom you will probably never meet? It’s ideal really.
I’m only half joking. It would actually be nice if people who are inclined enough for political crossfire to get it out of their system and then be able to simmer down a bit for what might be more fruitful/respectful conversations when it actually mattered.
If the option of finding your identity in something other than a political stance is out of the question, maybe this is for you.