Submitted by GrimWillow in AskRaddle (edited )

Sometimes it's a cringe-fest comedy goldmine, sometimes a frustrating endurance session of being continuously disrespected, sometimes they can become dangerous, and sometimes they would be reasonable. In the public sphere where right-wing oppression is backed by the state, how was your last encounter?

Edit: I changed the title to reflect that I meant just the politically charged conversations, there are lots of general interactions that might not be as interesting otherwise. Anything that stands out is good, really.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote (edited )

Same ol' dance with a fashy family member of mine, no hope there.

Really the only use I might get out of it (since I have to see this person when I occasionally do), is to have the opportunity to present arguments well, indirectly, to the other people present.

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shanc wrote

I avoid talking politics with people like that. Doesn't mean you can't have a conversation with them tho

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GrimWillow OP wrote (edited )

True, I should have written "How did your last political conversation with a self-identifying "right-winger" go? to specify that I meant just the political ones.

Edit: Changed the title

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rot wrote

absolutly wild to me how americans think of pollitics in terms of teams, like a sport or something. theres red or blue and you pick your favorite player to root for.

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GrimWillow OP wrote

Oh god I hate that. I argued with some self-identifying trump fans before the election, and they kept talking over me and viciously attacking hillary as if I would ever side with her and wouldn't even listen when I told them I hate her until I repeated it enough times. Once they realized I didn't like hillary, of course they assume I'm a bernie lover and the first thing they say is "Why would you trust someone that looks like Mr. Burns?!" lol wtf. I urged them to please just stop trusting any of them, but they were only preaching not conversing...

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existential1 wrote

I had someone unironically ask me if I'd read Atlas Shrugged.

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existential1 wrote

Wasn't romantic with me at all. I was finishing up reading "Stamped from the Beginning" and my wife's uncle in-law, who happens to be an airline pilot (take from that what you will) asked me what it was about. I told him....and he asks me if I've read Atlas Shrugged as some sort of counterpoint. My wife had to turn her head away to keep from laughing.

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zcrx wrote

They're not worth debating or worth my time. The revolution will leave them in the dust, literally or otherwise.

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