I’m a bad debater. I admit that. I’ve had problems with retaining things. I have a horrible memory. I can’t recall things in a rapid fire way that some can on WF. I have studied history since I graduated high school and college and have learned a lot, but it’s like the things I’ve learned and read evaporated instantly. @Order2Chaos called me put on it in the other thread. My problem is I don’t articulate myself as well as I’d like to. I’ve dived deeper on subjects that I’m interested in, but a lot of times I read up on a subject and even make notes or what not, but I forget them very easily. That may be a fault of mine and I understand that, but it doesn’t mean I’m stupid. Ima visual learner. I don’t understand type of charts and graphs as well. Call that a learning disability, fine. I guess I have a learning disability then. I also am capable of critical thinking, but I often respond with an emotional response rather a logical one. That’s another flaw I admit. I’m sure I’ll receive a lot of Facepalms or whatever, but whatever. I know @Order2Chaos thinks I’m a troll , it’s not true. He was on point with the gold standard debate with @The Night Funky . On point, but I didn’t have my shit together on that one even though I’ve studied it extensively and agree 100%. I don’t know how to remedy this, but I’m calling myself out on it because I know how stupid it looks. I also don’t know how to make it look better, but I do know that the past six/seven years have made me look bad and I’m tired of it. I think that most of it it comes from me relying too much on Fox News or talk radio and @garamet called me out on that recently.Yes @Diacanu , I’ve let other people think for myself, even when it comes to things like DSC or Picard because it’s easy to just jump on the bandwagon. I don’t have an answer or explanation for any of it other than what’s already been said, but I’ll try to do better. I’m sure @Man Afraid of his Shoes is overjoyed now because it’s been a thing he predicted and a long time coming. For the inevitable trolls who wish to be assholes. GFY. Discuss. Lastly, I’ve been reactionary to the left because a lot of the time I was drinking and posted without really thinking so I understand why you would see it as a teenager or what have you. This has been on my mind for a while, rant over.