My brother and I both get very emotional and heated during any “political” view or opinion. I have a problem with staying rational and not ignoring and not listening to his points or whatever and I feel that he does the same towards me. I’d like advice on how to help myself understand or listen or be able to state my view or point in a way that is articulate and makes sense. I don’t want to change his opinion or convince him that he is wrong.
I like to consider myself a left wing moderate. My brother on the other hand is right wing. He and I agree on a lot of stuff like both of us being pro choice, the right to bear arms, and that gay marriage is a good thing. However, with these riots and protests it is just getting worse. He listens to a bunch of right wing youtubers and always says that these guys aren’t biased and only tell facts and not opinions.
I don’t think that defunding the police is the right thing but re-allocating funds is better. He thinks since its called “defunding” that I don’t want any police and want havoc. He thinks that this BLM is totally out of line because there aren’t any laws that make it harder for black people.
There is a lot more to it but I am on mobile and kind of heated after a huge fight with him right now so I can’t type it all out.
We were both raised in Texas if that adds any context.