How We Debate Here

How We Debate Here


We had come to realize that there are quite a lot of unserious people out there. People who were not coming here to debate in good faith, but instead wanted to insult, to whine, to pettifog, to filibuster, and filibluster, and largely waste everyone’s time. That wouldn’t, and won’t do.

 

Our blog is heavily consumed in the IDW (Intellectual Dark Web), and most heavily in the Academia sub-group of the IDW. Deep cover Conservative and Libertarian academics and faculty members use our materials extensively, reproducing them samizdat-style, so as to keep our blog well under the radar.

 

We can’t force those courageous intellectuals to weed through a bunch of substanceless muck to generate the content they need for their educational efforts! 

 

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tldr;

tldr;


When someone spends time on you, when he thinks carefully about what he says to you, when he meticulously considers what he says to you, that is an act of generosity.

 

When was the last time anyone in your family did that?

 

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It’s Worth Repeating: If Leftists Have to Debate Fairly… They’ll Lose Every Time


To elaborate just a bit: If the Left were unable to use insults, name-calling or mind-reading, they’d have nothing to say… and they’d lose every debate in which they have to participate honestly. I’d add: if the Left were also unable to filibuster, talk over, interrupt their debate opponents, they’d cease to exist as anything but a fringe current of thought. Continue reading It’s Worth Repeating: If Leftists Have to Debate Fairly… They’ll Lose Every Time