Disclaimer: I intentionally made this about DA to have a true excuse to not put this in Personal where only like 2 people would read it. That's another issue with this website but not relevant to this particular thread.
This isn't a callout but it does address haters of mine etc.
I think I have begun to see things a lot clearer now (thanks to a 2 week break to give myself a rest and get on with some real-life things). A website for debating firstly has a major flaw; the owner needs to be a terrified coward. I want you to find me a single debate website, whether monetised or not, where you saw the head mod, admin or anyone who in anyway officially spearheaded the website that actively would engage in debates where they ever took a side that was anything but neutral. There is actually such a website, it's edeb8 and that website is the undisputed biggest failure, excluding Civid, of online debate websites thriving in the long-run.
The issue is something that runs much deeper than 'oh they have to be neutral to be popular and respected enough by the community to lead all kinds of debaters fairly'. See, this is the first issue with debate websites and the mentality they breed in you. You are actually not your opinion, that's something society as a whole gets wrong. You're not the opinions you hold, you're just an animal with a brain capable of processing verbalised concepts that aren't always pieced together soundly. The reason why the progressive outlook is objectively correct is that it's the only outlook where everyone in the society seeks to actually forgive and rehabilitate every other member of the society. You can indeed call it forceful and the right-wingers who say 'oh they are brainwashing us to be tamer and not be so nasty to each other' are actually correct. If you don't cultivate a society where the nasty are pressured into not being nasty, you always will get a society where the nasty bully everyone else who is weird in any shape or form into humiliation and silence. It could even work, theoretically, if you're that psychopathic to find a society nice where the weird and original thinkers cower in corners but the issue is they don't always do that; they get furious, bide their time and bam big bad things happen.
If you don't seek to tame everyone in a society in terms of their urge to hurt each other but then also want to tame their ability to freely express what they feel, then you don't yet understand progressivism (and indeed many 'progressives' by name don't). You can't just sit there saying 'hate speech' and going STFU to someone and expect them to feel loved by the society and partake in it but you also need to rehabilitate someone who is being abusive to others to not want to say those horrible things in the first place and that is what you can call 'brainwashing' but frankly there's no other way to make a society online or IRL work if you don't correctly handle toxic members.