It’s been a long time since I last had some political discourse online. Earlier this morning, saw this thread in Facebook where people had been arguing about the Bam Aquino – Mocha Uson senate hearing exchange regarding the Fake News subject and something about asking the side of the person they blogged or reported about. In this thread, there are a lot of opposing views and opinions, and I can’t help but feel nauseous reading them.
As I said, I used to engage in debates online, but most of the people I argue with are adults who had a lot of sound opinions regarding the subject at hand. Even if we have opposing opinions, some of their comments are sound (some are just plain trolls). But these days, majority of the ones I see online are arguments coming from the younger generation. And I can’t help but notice that all of them sound as if they are the ones correct (insert all the expletives) and the opposing ones are wrong. Reading the comments makes me feel like throwing up. And that reminded me why I stopped engaging in political debates online. I saw myself in them a couple of years back, and it doesn’t look good. Looks cheap.
Although I do have my side regarding the topic, I chose to keep it to myself. And if I did want to comment about it, I can always blog about it. But never will I stoop down to debating with other people online—it’s just unappealing and childish. They think they sound mature and they know it all, but from a third-person point of view, it sounds cheap. Whew!