why many people avoid to talk about politics here

@adhyz82 (36289)
Indonesia
December 15, 2011 3:52am CST
iam reading and see carefully about the trend topics in mylot and one of my concern is not many people here talk about the politic or maybe the world situation.. why?? any can give your reason, so maybe you are bored when must talk about politics here?? thanks
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44 responses
• United States
15 Dec 11
Well, I know why I try to stay away from them sometimes because U.S. Politics can always become a heated topic. I have gotten into some terrible arguments on the discussion boards because my views clashed with several others, but if it is one thing that I learned when it comes to politics, always have your facts straight, and always back them up. My friends, yes, I call them my friends now, taught me that hard way how to argue and discuss topics on here, and I thank them for it. They told me that if I say anything about a political topic, find websites, books, or actual debates that prove the point that I am attempting to make, and if I can't do that, then I need to stay out of the argument because I will get burned. Politics are always, ALWAYS, a hot topic, right next to religion and religious beliefs. They can both cause a lot of problems and friction on the discussion boards. You find out who people really are and what kind of people they are through political and religious topics.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
yes, politics and religion become hotter topics because many people of course had a different view about that problems you avoid because you don`t want to involve with the conflict with your mylot friends, is`nt it??
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• United States
16 Dec 11
Yes, I will try to stay out of it if I feel that it is going to get heated, or if I get into a heated argument, then I will try to get out of it as gracefully as I can. People on here can get really nasty in some of the discussions, but you just have to be vigilant and what your steps as much as you can.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
ya, i got your point rogue
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
15 Dec 11
Politics is a subject of hot discussion in almost countries. Issue of politics of one nation needn't be an interested matter for a person of another country. Participants of mylot discussion come from various countries. This may one reason for the lack of any nation's political issues aren't brought for discussion here. Most of mylotees love discussions participated by mylotees of various countries, giving mylotee discussion platform as an international stage.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
yes, hot topic is politic sometimes too many different view if we are talking about politic especially when you talk about global politic in our country, politic is bored topic.. and it makes many people is not relax when they talk about politic
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• United States
17 Dec 11
I think this is definitely a big factor. There are just so many countries' represented here at myLot, and most people aren't especially aware of other countries' politics unless it somehow directly affects their own welfare. For example, I would generalize and say that most Americans on myLot have no clue about Filipino politics. This may also be true in the reverse, but perhaps less so since American politics influence the Philippines more than the other way around. Also, I think politics have a way of bringing out the worst in people - and the anonymity of the internet makes it that much worse. Maybe people used to post about politics and then found it as a mistake.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 11
yes i realize it.. thanks to God, if our member here is not only from one country.. we can talk about one country politic issue maybe but if the think is hard and hard to be understood by many of mylot member, maybe we can talk about internatinal issues which is related with politic side..
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
16 Dec 11
I also not like to talk about politics. Because I know political person is not good. Only corruption is everywhere in politics innocent people is not interested in politics.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
corruption is not only happen in politic area.. now corruption had happened in every area..
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
Because politics make us like hypocrate and politics stuff is a crap for me i dont like to talk about it cause it is wasting time and useless i cant chang the world by only talk about it
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@aprilsong (1886)
• China
16 Dec 11
Well,politics always are sensitive topics. There are so many stories about people are persecuted because of their "wrong words" on politic issues. I think it is better to play safe here. Anyway, we are here just want to relax and don't want to bring trouble to us.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
yes, sensivitas and hotter topics.. and maybe it against with many mylot aims for coming here.. good points
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
15 Dec 11
It is a hot button issue. I have found that when talking about political issues people really are game to give their view. But they are not as willing to hear yours. I think it's a real shame. It is one of the topics we could learn a lot from one another on.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
yes, actually talk about politics, can make the discussion become hotter topic.. because the view from one people to another people is not same..
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
Sometimes i listen when people talks about politics but i don't read stuff about politics because for me it's boring to read about politics.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
but politics is useful for us.. for people who mastering politics, they can controll our country
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
15 Dec 11
It's not because politics is boring but because the opinions are way too different if it comes to politics. Also I learned there are two subjects hard to discuss about (well actually there are three): 1. politics, 2. religion (3. human + female rights). These subjects always seem to end up in never ending discussions about wrong or right and fights. So it's better not to discuss politics because what we believe in is personal and also for a big part the way we are raised and includes to some of us also a part of fear (depending on where you live, what government you have etc). How we all look upon the world situation is a personal view too. There is no wrong or right if it comes to that. Just being different and what is a wrong government in my eyes (and would not work over here) can be a good/great government in an other country just because the people over there/their situation is different.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
yes, talk about religion is harder topics too...
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Dec 11
about Philippine Politics, maybe people now realizes that whoever wins and sit on the respective chairs (voted by the people) will still be the same like the past politicians, they are all the same attitudes with a different styles and systems... as people may take advantages whenever they are into power.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 11
its like same in my country.. maybe we must to find out the solution about it.. is it about the system or the people??
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
i think its about the PEOPLE and not the SYSTEM because we people now are getting smarter, to correct any past possible errors, and a lot of constitutions are already present in the hearings.... no matter what numbers of laws and constitutions are being implemented but if the leaders are the one who first committed a corruption, so the low classes of people will also follow....
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 11
so whats the best solution for improving the systems??
• United States
15 Dec 11
This is one think I stay far away from. People get out right rude and nasty stuff starts being said. I can live without this one.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
i see.. why do you hate talk about politics??
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• United States
15 Dec 11
People get mad and ugly and rate you negative.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
why rate me negative?? iam like you, sometimes i dont like what politician do for my country.. why blame me? i only ask...
@bostonphil (4333)
• United States
18 Dec 11
I love talking about politics as well as religion. I say talking, not arguing. But both politics and religion are very controversial. It can get hot and heavy talking about these subjects so i think that mylotters avoid it. I follow current events and I have posted some topics about scandals and other controversial topics occurring in The United States. I get very few responses.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 11
so the term about arguing and talking is really different for every person here.. the situation become worse because i think here there are many USA people become mylot member.. maybe they think that talk about politics is bored and they dislike it.. it`s really different in my country.. member from my country here is not much..and thats why when i open the discusion about politics about my country, only a few indonesian respond my discussion
• United States
19 Dec 11
I know very little about Indonesia or Indonesian politics. I am open to learning. What is the situation in Indonesia? What are your politics?
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 11
what is your opinion about my country?? the situation is in indonesia is democratics i think..
• United States
16 Dec 11
I am in the center leaning so left I am about to fall, lol! So I know many will disagree with my views so why get here and argue over things we can't change? You won't change my views and I will never change yours. I rather discuss than argue.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
yes, sometimes when somebody else talk about politics, it`s not only talk but argue and defend their own opinion and try to blame another opinions..
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• United States
16 Dec 11
And that is what is happening in Congress too . It seems they are so concerned with beating the opposite party , nothing gets done! So why waste time talking about it?
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
oh my God..why you never take the lesson, how many dictator leader can be down by a people voice.. why you underestimate the voice us as PEOPLE?? we had choosen them as our leader and we had a rights and power too make them becme an ordinary people and lost their position..
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@marguicha (76268)
• Chile
19 Dec 11
There are two topics I read about here but seldom answer: politics and religion. I have seen too many fanatics and they will try to hurt whoever doesn´t think as they do. I remember the fisrt time I read a post about religion here. The one who wrote it claimed that everyone who did not believe in what she did, would go to hell. I was a newbie then and didn´t know I could report the post. With politics is the same. And besides, the only politics we have here is internal politics of the US. Not many people even know who is governing other countries. So I stick to other interests I have. But I will read posts about politics, even when I don´t answer them.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 11
i see.. i believe that talk about religion especially when you had no enough information about another religion can make you always argue and "attack" your mylot friends... i always try to avoid to open a discussion regarding the religion except that i think i had an enough information about it
@marguicha (76268)
• Chile
20 Dec 11
But politics has the same problem. I have seen here republicans and democrats from the US fight bitterly about what I´´d call trivia. And from the outside (I´m not a US citizen) both parties in the US are very similar. In my country we have from the extreme right to the extreme left and there are many groups (smaller or bigger). And in religion, even christians have different ways to understand the Bible, depending on how their priests explain it.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
21 Dec 11
i see.. but we are not politicians.. what we are talking about politics issuess is related to us.. when many fake politicians say in the name of us, what part of us they fight for??
@theknute (183)
17 Dec 11
I love to talk about politics. I even like to debate, which many people do not like debating because it is very similar to arguing. I think mylotters stay away from politics because there are many different political opinions. People are afraid that if other mylotters disagree with them that they will give them a bad rating. I am okay with talking about politics on here. I also go on other websites and debate politics too.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 11
really?? what is the topic that you like when talk about politics??
@theknute (183)
19 Dec 11
I like to discuss various issues such as abortion, terrorism, taxes, the deficit, who I am voting for, and topics like those. I enjoy chatting with those I agree with, as well as those I disagree with. Sometimes, even if I don't agree with a person, I can still learn from what they post, and I can understand why they believe what they believe.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 11
so what is your opinion about terrorism?? what is the basic motivation for terorist..??
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
16 Dec 11
Discussing politics can lead to various disagrements. That is probably why that topic is avoided by most people on here. Also, we all come from different countries and the politics are different.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
what about if talk about the global issues like why the US troop must left Iaqi??
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• United States
17 Dec 11
True, there are some topics that are global and people from any country could have an opinion. I think they could still cause arguments though. I myself, don't like to talk politics because I don't feel that I am well enough informed.
• India
17 Dec 11
I fed up with this stupid politics. I think there is no use of it. No change if any party rules. What do you think ?
@JER616 (551)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I think it's plain common sense. Participants here come from different nations. Since they don't know from what countries are they, political discussions may not be appreciated by others as these are not their concern or relevant. The chances of soliciting/eliciting various comments may be slim, if not nil. Another reason could be because politics may not be the cup of tea for most of the participants here.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
i see.. but we can talk about global issues like why United Nations is not fair when talk about North Korea and Iran?? why United Nations only afraid the nuclear issues in Iran than talk about Israeli maybe??
@JER616 (551)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
Sure we can, adhyz. It really depends on the interest of the participants-mylotters who find the issue interesting to tackle on. However, reading through comments in this discussion gave me a wider perspective than what I initially thought the reason for others not delving about politics.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
yes, we can start as soon as possible maybe.. we can talk about the situation in iraqi maybe after US troops had left Iraqi?? whats happen in Iraqi and the effect too for US, maybe.. it`s interested topics you know
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
Isn't there a politic section here in mylot? I don't know about others, but I personally don't care about politics. It has nothing to do with my life directly lol.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
actually there are politic interest here.. like in indonesia interest, sometimes i make topic relatics our politics.. but unfortunatelly you never respond about it
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
I know, that's because I am not interested in them. Mind you, I don't really watch news anymore. I'm just tired with the political deceit. It doesn't benefit me in anyway, so I wouldn't bother to get involve :)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
i not ineterst with politics, and i not have any knowledge about that. lets talk about technologie, that more good for me.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
lets talk everything henki.. when we are bored talk about politics, it means we don`t care about our future too.. because with politics, somebody else can be our president and our DPR member..and it means our voice was represented them
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
hmm, i think technology too. i don't have any require to talk about politics. really...
@inertia4 (26298)
• United States
15 Dec 11
I think many people do not talk politics because it usually starts arguments. Not everyone will see things the same way. And politics is one of a few subjects that people should not really get into, especially in a public forum.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
i see.. i like your opinion inertia
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@inertia4 (26298)
• United States
17 Dec 11
Thank you very much adhys82. I try and answer honestly and with my own opinion.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
15 Dec 11
I'd rather not talk about politics during my fun time to be honest with you. There are times where I might stumble into a political discussion and perhaps I'll respond, perhaps I will not. However, when talking about politics, you kind of have to be political and very careful what you say on the Internet, because political discussions(and religious for that matter), tend to turn very nasty. In the end, I'd rather not think about politics or the horrific situation in the world any more than I have to. And I still think that I think and talk about it a little more than I should the little times that I do. Talking about politics is a rather dangerous business but I do it. Mostly on my blog, but even then it is rare but its not uncommon for me to just pop in from time to time. Its something that I will never like to do however.
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
Agree with you, talking politics during fun or spare time make me feeling more confuse. So it is better not to talk politics here. Some chit-chat may be yes, but not necessary to talk it deep. Unless we want to share condition, like what happen in other country compared to my country. But that is all, for broaden horizon only, and look using other point of view.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
@megamat : actually we can talk about politic even we are not politician..we can talk soocer even we are not football player