Is Debate Politics a good and fair representation of society overall?
I'm going to purposely leave out a "Maybe" option. For this question I think people should be able to make a choice one way or another.
In some ways it would seem so. We have the whole gamut of ideologies, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and so on. But, I would say 'no' for the simple reason that the vast majority of people here are here because they care deeply about social and/or political issues. Deeply enough to actually discuss them. The majority of average society does not care that deeply, and is seemingly perfectly fine with hiding their collective heads in the sand and willfully ignoring issues that affect them directly. They are fine with letting others make critical decisions for them.
I believe that we here at DP are in the minority.