I hate how hostile politics have become nowadays. It's gotten to the point where you can't even slightly agree with people you normally don't like. For example, I thought that Christopher Hitchens was sort of a bigoted asshole when he was alive, who used sensationalism to push his views (in fact, I kind of have a problem severe anti-Theism in general). However, there were times where I did agree with him (such as on Radical Islam being normalized), and I didn't wish anything bad on him.
I think it’s because we’re inundated with it. I’ve talked before about how political arguments are built on demonising the other side to make their own side look better in comparison, and because people want to be seen as Right, then they often feel the need to make their opponents Evil And Wrong.
But at the same time, you do come across people that are very clearly Wrong (by being openly bigoted) and then when you criticise that with open reasoning, they then get to demonise you by going, “Nope, not true, they’re just demonising me!” and refuse to take any criticism.
Politics is a horrible mess. Even away from the biggest parties.
I could reblog a post from a radfem that said nothing but, “Misogyny is bad” and I guarantee that there’d be someone that would jump in and go, “But that came from a radfem!” as though that simple sentiment that all decent people would agree with is somehow tainted because someone that they didn’t like agreed with it.
Same for literally any group. Everything’s polarised to the Nth degree and it’s utterly pointless.