I was going to write about something completely different. Or perhaps not. I was going to write about understanding people from completely different backgrounds; about putting yourself in other people’s shoes.
Particularly in the age of the internet — and yes, particularly on the left, but we do it too — it’s very easy to judge someone for something stupid and build a whole picture of what people are like that has nothing to do with reality. (Take for instance all the assumptions made about my beliefs and preferences because I prefer less authoritarian government. Or less preachy fiction, for that matter.)
Before you defend on “we do it too”, I’ll remind you I’ve been called a communist and/or an atheist for … not being a conservative, but a libertarian. When I disagree with socon stuff I quickly get called names. As for libertarians, they’ve been known to call me…
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