Not long ago, I was reading an argument on a forum. The topic was crude and/or vulgar vocabulary. While I was drawn in to read the thread, prepared to see opinions on both sides of the issue, it was not a "pro" or "con" that ticked me off, but something altogether different. It was only one of the most recent examples of something I have seen a lot of these days: the inability to acknowledge a difference-of-opinion as being a difference-of-opinion, and, instead, resorting to personal attacks.
On this particular topic, many people stated they were o.k. with it, and as many stated they were not o.k. with it. However, one anonymous individual went into attack-mode, referring to people who do not use crude or vulgar vocabulary as "Special Little Snowflakes." As I do not believe in debate, I did not reply; but I found the person's remark to be very offensive-- as it was surely intended to be.
Frankly, I see no purpose in attempting to place people in the position of defending their opinions, beliefs, or anything else about themselves. From what I have seen and heard, it seems individuals who resort to these tactics do so for a number of reasons-- and all are negative. When I was a member of a different forum a few years ago, I learned the fine art of walking away from arguments, rather than participating. From my point of view, trying to bait people into arguments is foolish, senseless, and negative-- regardless of what it is called.