Don't Kill The QuestionerSubmitted by Treubig on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 20:32
Why, when I question things, do people get emotional and not think rationally.
I will use my question about minimum wage as an example. The Daily Paul users had a nice debate. Some I agree with and some I don't. It's great to debate topics so we all can learn.
Unlike Daily Paul, Reddit users have no argument. Take a look:
Question: Should Minimum Wage Be A Crime?
Answers from Reddit users:
"What an incredibly idiotic question."
"Fuck people who think this!"
"Should libertarianism be a crime? I'd like to see that in debates."
"I do enjoy how they shut off the potential for disagreeing opinions entering the discussion before they even start it."
"I'm way beyond sick of Libertarians abusing variations of the phrase "threats of violence" to refer to any kind of law or regulation. Next time I hear it, I'm going to punch the speaker in the throat."
Goes to show that government schools have succeeded in teaching people how to argue emotionally rather than having an intellectual debate based on facts.