The title says it all. And YES, I've been guilty of deflection or playing the tit for tat game myself. But I try my hardest to check myself when I feel I'm leaning towards doing so. Sometimes when I catch myself doing so, it's completely my fault, but most of the time it's me being pulled into that from someone else doing it. Basically I'm sick off it. Especially since social and political issues actual affect people's lives. And since I'm not of any political party, nor religion. Me being black, I do sometimes have to throw in examples, when speaking on race relations. But there is also a fine line between examples and deflection. I have to make sure the examples have correlation with the topic instead of playing tit for tat. So is it actually possible for people to focus on SPECIFIC social and political issues itself, without speaking on non-related issues they have towards opposing sides?