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[–]Jac0b777 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

It always bothers me so much that people put each-other into tiny little boxes like "liberal" or "conservative" and then everything about that person based on said box and mental label.

Not talking about you OP, I assume that is the very idea you were trying to dispel with this exaggerated picture about one of those sides.

[–]Snow 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

This is a weak point of the human minds, elites love to use it.

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Class, race, politics, education, etc,.

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I've fallen for this; different boxes, same effect. I'm not proud of it, and I'm working on it. Shameless LessWrong plug to follow.

LessWrong is a collection of articles and pieces of information about how to overcome your intrinsic biases. (I still have enough of those biases that I try to weaponise these articles, so take my links to them with a pinch of salt.) This is some of the most dangerous information I have access to, but I'm sharing it with you because… well, I don't want to live in a world where people think that winning an argument means what you're saying is true.

Related: Ethnic Tension and Meaningless Arguments, The noncentral fallacy - the worst argument in the world?

Similar: The Categories Were Made For Man, Not Man For The Categories, Diseased thinking: dissolving questions about disease