I don't normally touch on politics but had an experience this weekend, where upon I inadvertently identified myself as differing myself as not in perfect lockstep with the groupthink of the collective on a left-leaning blog.
Even though I expressed agreement with the statements they had made, I was instantly branded as sub-human and what followed was a completely unexpected screed of vitriol and hatred that I was unprepared for.
They would take a simple statement of "Person X said something BAD, and I do not agree with it." as somehow support of Person X and use that position to rationalize stream of ad hominem attacks in attempt to discredit me as insultingly as possible... in spite of the fact that I was *agreeing* with them.
The event literally left me stressed and nauseated.
It reminded me of why I stopped commenting on public forums years ago. I won't be making that mistake again soon.