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Give me a second to develop this thought before y’all blast me.

I am an Italian alpha male by nature. I never run from confrontation, I actually like it. I have had quite a few spats with those on this board and I was super aggressive.

I am also a Louisiana homer. If you are from Louisiana and are a cowboys fan or Alabama fan or anything that is not Louisiana fan, I think you are the devil. (Obvious hyperbole). It is us against the world in my eyes. (Italian family philosophy).

With the start of this new board, I almost feel like a homer. I mean that by saying even though I disagree with many of you vehemently, I feel like we are on the same team.

If this board is going to be successful, I would hope that we all take a softer approach when dealing with each other. We need to set the tone and then hold the newbies accountable.

We need to self police and help each other out. I have surely been trying and it’s not that hard. I hope some of us, when communicating with this initial core group, we take the gloves off and drop our hands. We can communicate without fighting.

This can very well be merged into the other thread. I just wanted to highlight my views and hope we can come together to set the tone for the future of this place.

I really do enjoy being able to ask pointed questions to those o disagree with. Not to poke, but to more understand something that is total opposite of my thinking.

Peace homies and I hope this was an appropriate posting.
 
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Give me a second to develop this thought before y’all blast me.

I am an Italian alpha male by nature. I never run from confrontation, I actually like it. I have had quite a few spats with those on this board and I was super aggressive.

I am also a Louisiana homer. If you are from Louisiana and are a cowboys fan or Alabama fan or anything that is not Louisiana fan, I think you are the devil. (Obvious hyperbole). It is us against the world in my eyes. (Italian family philosophy).

With the start of this new board, I almost feel like a homer. I mean that by saying even though I disagree with many of you vehemently, I feel like we are on the same team.

If this board is going to be successful, I would hope that we all take a softer approach when dealing with each other. We need to set the tone and then hold the newbies accountable.

We need to self police and help each other out. I have surely been trying and it’s not that hard. I hope some of us, when communicating with this initial core group, we take the gloves off and drop our hands. We can communicate without fighting.

This can very well be merged into the other thread. I just wanted to highlight my views and hope we can come together to set the tone for the future of this place.

I really do enjoy being able to ask pointed questions to those o disagree with. Not to poke, but to more understand something that is total opposite of my thinking.

Peace homies and I hope this was an appropriate posting.
Very appropriate. It captures what we want on the MCB. We absolutely need to drop the gloves and communicate without fighting, as you said. The alternative for those who can't would be to lose access to that board. If people only want to discuss things in the Mud Pit or on their chosen board, that's fine, but if they want to discuss points of interest with people who may not agree with their stance, they are going to have to learn to play nice. Like I said elsewhere, our focus on the MCB should be persuasion, not on "winning" an argument.
 

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Lazybones, your statement to me by pm has made me think about this as well. You said you think we don’t agree on anything. With unintended irony, I disagree with that statement. 😁

I think, I’m almost sure of it, that if we sat down and talked with each other there would be more things we agree about than things we differ on.

We need to make a conscious effort to remember that, no matter what politicians or people on Twitter tell us, we are all on the same team, really. Everyone wants our country to remain free, safe and strong. We have shared interests like crazy.

Politicians want to demonize the other party. They want us to think that all democrats want open borders, encourage crime, and are socialists if not communists. They want us to think that all republicans are racist, hard hearted zealots who put children in cages. None of it is true.

We can surely disagree about certain policies while keeping in mind all that we have in common. And if we do that, the posters who feed on drama, demonization and chronic outrage will just quit posting. We won’t be a soft target for the divisiveness that is threatening our country at this moment.

I didn’t come to this thought suddenly, it’s been building for some time.
 

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