It has now been more than a year of me noticing a very worrisome trend on my social media timeline - the trend of sever partisan attitudes. Here is a simple algorithm that will easily predict how a partisan person will react for the 4 situations that occur.
For the Party / Person you support
1. If they do something good, post it all over social media.
2. If they do something bad,
a. Keep quiet. Don't speak a word!
b. Find a justification of the deed or something to disassociate the deed from the party / person and publicize
c. Find something bad done by a party / person you don't like and post about that all over social media
For the Party / Person you don't support
3. If the party / person you don't support, does something good
(What nonsense? A party that I don't support can't do any good)
a. Find even the smallest of things that are or can be problems in this good thing, magnify them and project that as the evil hidden in the good all over social media.
b. Find something remotely similar that has been done by the party / person you support, and amplify that saying we did it first - they are only copying
c. Keep quiet. Don't say anything.
4. If the party / person you don't support, does something bad, this is it - the moment you have been waiting for - go the whole hog, spare no effort to bad-mouth all over social media!
Just because you don't like someone, doesn't mean that the person is capable of no good and just because you like someone, doesn't mean that the person is capable of no bad!
And your posting stuff may or may not change the readers' opinion about the party / person in question, it may change the readers' opinion about you!