We are often tempted to debate those who hold ideas opposing ours.
It doesn’t work. You’ll not convince anyone. When we read Plato, over and over again we see the third smartest man who ever lived fail to get through to his interlocutor. Neither you nor I are make the two men smarter than Socrates list. We won’t convince a soul.
Midwits LOVE to see a debate between “their guy” and the opposition. They LOVE to “own the libs.” The libs never feel like they lose a debate. Their criteria for wins and losses aren’t the same criteria the people of truth use.
1. If they paint you as a bigot, racist, or anti-science they think they won. If they have to they’ll make up stuff about you to win. Mostly they make up new definitions of racism in order to tag you with a badthink name.
2. If they feel morally superior or more hip or more urbane or more sophisticated, they feel like they won. They always feel this way, debate won’t take them off this feel.
Like civil disobedience, debate is a pressure relief device used by the establishment to keep the dissident from getting disaffected.
Don’t debate, it’s retarded cope. Remember, the guy who “won” the Lincoln-Douglas debates went on to kill at least 250,000 of his opposition. Debate does nothing.
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