Dystopic has an essay over at Declination about mean words and fake jokes in the context of “the First Amendment and … boobs” and the faux rage of SJWs.
Such Leftists want us to assume that they are acting in good faith, and then treat us as if we are acting in bad faith. This gives them a sort of social arbitrage in open debate, a sort of home field advantage, if you will, that the Rightist must overcome. And given the reach of the modern media, that advantage has become quite substantial. It’s time to deprive them of it. Assume no good faith. If you believe a Leftist is truly acting in good faith; if you don’t get the sense that he is lying and attempting to reframe everything to his advantage, then all is good. But be on your guard. The Leftist who avoids this tactic is becoming an endangered breed.
Read the whole thing.
I’ll add that its not unusual for people on opposing sides to wind up hating one another. As it says in Proverbs 29:27,
A dishonest man detests the righteous,
and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.
Which side are you on? Are you sure?