Stopped engaging in ideological arguments because they are pretty much all rhetorical battles over who has the right to declare victory before the argument. No one is willing to compromise or even acknowledge their paradigms.
I do, but does anybody listen to me?! No! That's because I don't say anything political on the forums, but never mind that.
But yeah, you're right, political arguments are not a good idea with just anyone because then the result can be what you're saying: everybody just tryna express loudly how they're right and the others are wrong.