Just thinking outloud here. Why do people like politics and political discussions? Why do folks like to argue in the first place? It seems so unpleasant.
I am so adverse to arguments.. I feel myself tremble and shake inside when arguments start. I do not like them, Sam I am. I really don't.. and I've even participated in a few, still don't like them.
In many ways, I'd just prefer to lie down and rollover(.. rub my belly please) than have an argument. This probably costs me a lot, and I've gotten better over time in standing up for myself, but I'm still very conflict aversion oriented.
I wonder if this aversion came from my strict upbringing where we weren't allowed to cry. Well we did cry, but I can remember being told "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about" and trying so hard to swallow the tears and it hurt my throat so bad.
I don't know. I do know I've tried to never use that phrase with my kids. I probably failed and did use it a time or two, but not as much as it was used on me.
All this is to say that I have views about things that I won't express because I don't want the arguments. And people who enjoy politics and arguments perplex me.
Just because I'm silent, doesn't mean I agree with you.