Next, this part.
I do not use term "snowflake" to label anyone who expresses concern over a public figure's politics?
I use is to reference what I perceive as a pattern of whining and crying by Republicans/Conservatives, which has been going on for at least the last 10 years.
I see Republicans/Conservatives use terms like "snowflakes" and "crybabies" all the time, even a few times here on TFS, whenever Democrats/Liberals complain about Republicans/Conservative politicians and policies.
It is my opinion that Republicans/Conservatives complain at least as much as Democrats/Liberals. In fact, I think that Republicans/Conservatives might complain more. Almost every conversation I have in any media about politics, typically at some point start complaining about Obama, Clinton... and now AOC. There seems to be a trend to avoid facts deflect discussion or argument to the other side.
Yes, Democrats/Liberals do this as well, but it is my observations (perhaps erroneous) that Republicans/Conservatives have been worse about this over the last 10 years.
As a Reagan Era Republican, I suppose I am more critical of and have more disdain for the 21st Century Republicans/Conservatives who seem do the lion share of the whining an complaining.
So, since I see and hear some many Republicans/Conservatives using the term "snowflake" towards others, I like to use the term towards Republicans/Conservatives when they are behaving the same way. It is a little piece of irony that I like to use.
And no, I don't view you as a "snowflake"... probably because I have never seen you whine and complain the way I see other Republicans/Conservatives whine and complain.
I can't really disagree with most of this. But...I do think that Democrats and Republicans should
complain. About whatever they want and as much as they want.
I freely admit that the right is much more guilty of snowflake naming (we should call it throwing snowballs for fun), and while on some issues I do consider myself to the right (not nearly all issues...I think you know that), I absolutely condemn people on the right who throw snowballs.
I think if people are too whiny and childish about things they'll do a fine job being ultimately ignored "when the adults talk" without any help. And calling them some denigrating name doesn't really do any good for anyone and is kind of saying to that person "Hey...no one wants to hear any of that. Stop speaking your mind." So, I kind of have to disagree with this:
To a point I was "shaming people for speaking their views and painting them as stupid and weak".... why?
Because they seem to think that they can belittle others for the exact same behavior that they exhibit.
Aren't you just lowering yourself to their standard? What positive change does it effect by slinging a snowball back? I think REALLY highly of you and I respect the hell out of you, which is probably why I'm reacting this way and it's probably, at least partly, unfair to you that I am.