In a sense I like the policital threads here as it's really my only place to vent when it comes to issues I'm passionate about. I kinda used to soap box a lot on facebook but have since backed off when I realized most of my friends just ignore me or argue with me anyway - even though I consider my arguments perfectly rational and reasonable, with little to nothing controversial in them. Guess being a classical liberal/libertarian type is considered crazy these days, at least from where I sit.. I also gotta watch what I say on Twitter as I'm followed by my editor and senior staff at the site I write for. Granted I put "opinions are my own" in the description but at the same time I don't want to sound like a crazy person lol. I also know virtually nobody in real life who I feel would want to hear my bs (or at least of whom I feel comfortable ranting my bs) because most either just aren't into politics or have drastically different views than me, not to mention I'm pretty shy and struggle to assert myself in real life. So it's nice to have this as a valve.
At the same time, I've seen Trump stuff ad nauseam and get negative Trump progaganda pounded into my head at just about every angle at almost an hourly basis every single day for the past two years. Frankly it's driving me a little nuts. So it'd be nice to have a place to kind of escape that. But what can ya do.. Just gotta learn to restain myself from clicking on topics that might annoy me or just flat out filter out political topics sometimes.