Why must I remind myself every six months or so that political discussions on Facebook are inevitably (and almost invariably) a fool's game?! They regress, almost without question, to personal or ad hominem attacks.
Somehow yesterday, I managed to get into not one, but two "discussions." One managed to remain civilized, and had an enjoyable and intellectual banter among a decent-sized group. I actually learned something, even if my opinion wasn't swayed. The other discussion was much smaller and has one guy still out there batting in the rain when the ballpark lights are off, insisting on the last word, slinging personal attacks. At me.
Shame on me for even playing ball at all. I should know better.
Sigh. Do any of you guys ever do this to yourself? How do you not go crazy?!