Why do disscussions on Politics become very personal?When we discuss politics during spare time or while at a social gathering or while travelling, we become very animated and very much involved.
Similarly, in the ISC forum, we have many political threads. By the time the thread get few replies or is a few days old, it gets sidetracked or goes off into a very personal discussion.
We (most of us) will have to be related to any of the political members and the parties we discuss, but in a matter of few minutes, the political discussions become very personal. It will be personal at the level of the participants or very personal about the politician we are discussing.
Is it just human nature or the inherent bias that momentarily clouds our rational thinking, making us take the discussion to the next level. The same people would not get so personal on any other discussion(apart from religion).