The "other side" is not democrat, liberal, libertarian, independent, conservative, or republican. They are not brown, beige, pink, mahogany, amber, chocolate, olive, nubian, ivory or coffee. Their orientation matters not. Their economic status isn't important. Doesn't matter if they believe in one god, no gods, many gods, or the holy cabbage. Their age doesn't matter, though maturity is a factor. Their education level appears to be moot, although these days less seems to be more...
The "other side" are the people that aren't open to different points of view. Those people who spew boilerplate responses with no backing, no examples, no proof to their claims. These are the people that when asked a challenging question or given a legitimate counter-response, give the same tired insults that have become reflexive with no meaning.
These are the people that follow like sheep and destroy for no reason. These are the hypocrites who preach "do as I say, not as I do" and enjoy you living in fear.
These are the talking heads that say things so they're part of the 'popular crowd', who think their and fame give their point of view any more value then the 'common man'.
They are the ones that take excerpts of their religious tomes and use it as fact, even if another can counter with other examples from the same book.
They are the ones who insist they are right, until so much evidence proving them wrong piles up that they "agree to disagree" and then make fun of you to their like-minded friends.
They're the ones that take any form of entertainment that you watch to escape the world, or any forum for you to keep up with the news, and use that forum to beat you over the head with accusations and insults, all while looking down on you from 'on '.
They are the ones that don't know any history except what is fed to them. They try to make you feel guilty over things your ancestors never did. They discriminate against you because of your (supposed) race, age, gender, orientation, religion, uniform, etc. Their anger and emotion escalates scarily quickly and with no provocation. They have social media pages where every post is about the same browbeating party theme that won't broach any contention (and if you do have the gall to disagree, you get swarmed!).
They're the ones that attack you, dox you, get you fired, put your family in danger, beat you, bully you, cut you from their lives, and try to make your life hell, all because you disagree with their views.
They are the ones who won't read all the way to this paragraph, because they may recognize themselves in the words, got too angry over simple facts to continue, or just don't have the attention span to finish.
Learn to identify these people quickly, and your life will be all the better by avoiding them.