There is the objective reality.
There are subjective opinions that we have about the objective reality.
There are zealots. Facing a contradiction between the reality and an opinion, they have to choose the latter, or otherwise they will eventually stop being zealots.
There are airplane pilots. Facing a contradiction between the reality and an opinion, they have to choose the former, or otherwise they will eventually die (and likely kill some innocent people too).
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When somebody preaches you that "there's no such thing as class warfare," suggest them to go ask for salary raise.
Expression of loyalty to party or tribe means exactly what it is, i.e. that person has reasons to express loyalty. That doesn't automatically mean that person is really loyal, belongs to the tribe, shares party's ideals or anything else at all.
Some arguments are about truth: I bring my idea to the table, you bring yours, and by the end of the discussion I want us to synthesise a combined idea that is better than either of the original ones.
Some arguments are about influence: I bring my idea, and by the end of the discussion I want you to fully agree with it.
Some arguments are about assertion of power: you bring your idea, and by the end of the discussion I want you to feel humiliated by how horribly stupid your idea is.
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