@No-Quarter said in US Politics:
Have we really got to this? That if you say you respect someone's opinions that must automatically mean you support every single thing they've ever said?
I have a lot of respect for Milo. He argues his points with facts, logic and reason, with humour often thrown in. And he makes some great points.
And you can post as many of his quotes as you want that you think I'll disagree with, and that won't change anything.
Because it's blindingly obvious that no two people will ever agree on absolutely everything. That's just the way human's are built. I actually can't believe I have to say that.
TBH I don't particularly like political movements, as they encourage a group think mentality where people form opinions on vastly different issues based on their political leaning which is absurd.
On here I've always done my best to play the ball and not the man. If a poster says something that I vehemently disagree with on one topic, that won't influence whether I agree or disagree with them on a separate topic.
I think when it comes to Milo there's a lot of people that play the man as a way of avoiding engaging in any kind of debate, as he is incredibly good at what he does.
I agree with a lot of people some of the time. I just think there should be some basic standards for entering a public debate. One of those standards should be treating other people with dignity. Milo loses that for me when he uses the word "tranny". Someone could have a great economic ideas but I'm not going to put up with them using the n word, either. There has to be some lines not to be crossed. Calling people "tranny" and not being apologetic is, for me, one of those lines. If it isn't for you, then that is fine. You shouldn't be surprised, however, that people will use that as justification to dismiss Milo out of hand.