I’m going to point out that I’ve been visiting this forum for years. Probably over a decade, now that I think about it. I’ve been seeing posts from some of you for that long. I don’t recall ever seeing regulars at each others’ throats as often as I do these days. Ordinarily I’d suggest we come to a consensus - that we can talk politics without making it personal, but 1) I’m not sure that’s possible in today’s identity-politics atmosphere in which The Other is automatically bad, evil, and stupid, and 2) the people who own the forum and keep the lights on for us have asked that we not descend into raw politics, at least not when it isn’t related to vehicles.
My hands aren’t clean on that, and I know firsthand how hard it is to see someone say something blatantly false and intentionally misleading without responding to it, but I’d really like to see us get back to the friendly, respectful group we used to be.
I don’t know if that means that everyone needs to just shut up about politics, or if we need to find an off-site forum to get our politicking out of our system, but it’s becoming fairly irritating to see thread after thread on this car site where a few people start lobbing political grenades at each other while the rest of the people stay silent either because they don’t want to get into it, or because they don’t feel they should given the rules of the forum.