Now I understand where you are coming from. You are looking at the dispute from a macroscopic perspective where the free exchange of ideas, regardless of how inappropriate, is a good thing for society.
I was looking at it from a microscopic perspective of watching two friends get into a fight for no reason. While I totally agreed with alto’s ideas, I tried to approach Danna in a less confrontational manner.
One other thing I wanted to add is that our interpretation of Elliot’s “libtard” comment was completely different.
We probably agree on most things politically, but I’ve never seen Elliot express intolerance or political extremism. I thought he was writing ironically, so I ignored it and focused on the rest of the article which made some great points. When I reread your comment, I understood why you were so angry.