How to Debate a Leftist

Posted by freedomforall 9 months, 2 weeks ago to Politics
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"You will never win an argument by accepting your opponent’s premises. Republicans and “conservatives” serially lose arguments with the Left – and elections – because they accept the Left’s premises. There are so many examples. Let’s run through some.

“Masks work.”

The way to win an argument with Leftists who say that isn’t to counter them with contrary studies. It is to say: If “masks work,” then feel free to wear one. But you have no right to force anyone else to wear one, ever. Especially if – as you insist – “masks work.” After all, if they do – as you say – then they “work” for you and everyone else is none of your business.

That is how you counter a “masker.”

Or – more to the point – it is how you shut one up. By telling him to go to bugger off, essentially. After you have told him to bugger off, there is no longer anything left for him to do but to try to force you to. And you have forced him to admit that it’s not about “masks working.”

It is about the forcing."

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  • Posted by $ allosaur 9 months, 1 week ago
    It's what I first heard Michael Savage say on the radio before I learned he also entitled a book: "Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder."
    Not only are you dealing with someone who is irrational but has also been indoctrinated to view you and anything you say with contempt. Such as calling you a racist for voting for Trump as well as calling blacks who vote for him "Uncle Toms."
    Debating a leftist? Been there and done that more than once. Pretty much a hopeless endeavor.
    I even have a lib brother I began to avoid talking about anything remotely political during the Seventies. That's now easier to do now because he lives several states away and pretty much stays there.
    I do rather grudgingly recall the first two words he'd always say whenever I said anything remotely political that he disagreed with~~"Not necessarily." Then he commence with voicing spew he would call me "stupid" for disagreeing with.
    Liberalism becoming Marxism decades later, I'm wondering if he would say those two words if I said not following the Constitution and its Bill of Rights is a bad thing and/or surgically transgendering (butchering) a child without parental consent should be a criminal act.
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