A number of threads... If it was not a pattern I would not have posted my observation...
right wingers are warned or their threads are simply closed when they get out of line while left wingers are banned without notice or explanation.
And its all fine and good to recognize that nobody fits perfectly into any one box... but lets not pretend the labels arent meaningful just so we can all feel special...
Has nothing to do with feeling special.
If I said I was conservative (without context) what are some of the things I might hear:
I watch Fox News and am duped by them.
I hate the poor.
I am racist
I would not vote for Obama because he is black.
I hate women.
I want to take away women's rights.
I kiss at the feet of the wealthy.
I believe corporations are more important than people.
I am Christian
I believe in Creation
I don't care about the environment
I cannot think for myself
I hang on Rush's every word.
Those are the things, among many others that many people would assume and say about me. Pretty much any political article on the internet generates that kind of labeling.
I am a conservative and none of those things apply to me.
It has nothing to do with feeling special, it has to do with the wrongheaded nature of labeling.