A sure sign of desperation is having to resort to ad hominem because the emperor has no clothes. Those advocating for political discussions - don't for a moment even think that it is a platform that you can freely propagate your views onto others without facing any pushback. Politics cross different worldviews and there are others who would passionately defend their worldviews. It is a two way street. If emotionally you can't handle the subject don't start it. This forum is not the extension of the CCP where opposing political views can be suppressed or censored. Even worst, men in black coats knocking on doors. Rules are meant to protect all members. If you wish to have a free hand to engage in political discussions there are other forums.