I'm giving up talking to those that refuse to hear.
I'm also giving up writing for those that refuse to read.
It is incredibly frustrating, three words in and an opinion has already been formed, five words in the talking over has begun. Write more that three lines then the arguments are ignored and conclusions wasted.
It is getting to the point where tweeting is long winded, can our view be expressed in fewer than five words? 20 Characters? God help you if you use a key word, Russia for example.
Any hint that you are not one of "us" then you must be one of "them" the fictive duopoly of the respective political echo chambers. Whatever you do don't insist that there is another way of looking at anything at all, you must conform to the group think, annoy one, annoy all.
Democrat and Republican partisans? Heaven spare me. Trump and Hillary supporters? I'll just move as far away as possible.
The only thing they remember is that you supported neither because you couldn't bring yourself to support either of the disturbing options, the world is not bipolar. I don't have to support "the other" if I find "the other" pretty damn objectionable as well. Just because you refuse to support one doesn't mean that you tacitly support the other, the world is a damn sight more fucking complicated than that. Hell even the reason for objecting to both can be different from one to the other, it does not mean that the objections to both are any less important. You must choose is the biggest pile of bullshit on sale these days, even if it is for the least bloody bad/lesser evil whatever the fuck that means.
Can you tell that I've been in the proximity of partisans? God damn it I should know better than that by now. It just gets me angry and want to say derogatory things knowing all along that I am wasting my breath.
We are "not as bad as" and anyway "it's your fault we lost" are hardly a good starting point for introspection, asking the question "where the fuck did we go wrong" might be a better one.