How To Debate A Liberal
“How To Debate A Liberal” had been published earlier, but due to a breach it had been wiped out and this is a rewrite to the best of my memory. I am not sure what happened, we had a breach, all our backup files were wiped, and many of our more visited articles were erased. One could get angry, but most of our data was saved, and new changes now have been put in place. I think this is showing that what we are putting out is a significant threat to someone; nothing is more dangerous to people trying to push a radical change then to have an educated population.
This whole thing came about because of a debate with a family member. Many of us have siblings, cousins or other relatives that are on the other side of the political spectrum, debating them can be very disheartening, more so when you have family that is throwing insults, which is what most liberals do back at you. But I have always said, if you can stand up and debate those closest to you, people you love, then it is that much more comfortable then to arguing with people who mean little to you.
Liberals dismiss the views of the opposition as hateful
My conversation started during a family get togather; this person walked in and the first thing they said was that they had read my articles and they are full of nothing but angry hateful bigotry and racism. This is the first thing all liberals will do, they aren’t saying that they can show error, racism, or prejudice, but because you don’t agree with their ideology, you must be showing this.
The attack was never about reading the articles; they knew I was conservative in my political thinking, thus whatever I stated or wrote, it should be dismissed without reading. All conservatives, in their mind, were hateful, racist, bigoted fascists and why would you waste your time understanding what they wrote? They aren’t interested in knowing how the other side thinks, they want to dismiss their thinking, find their reasoning faulty, and then have you silenced.
This is a typical attack from the left and we want to know how the other side thinks and believes so it gives us a base on how to debate them. They feel justified in accusing us of ignorance and what they are declaring is, in reality, exactly what they are practicing.
Liberals Always Attack, They Will Try Anything To Put You On The Defense
Accuse you of a thought crime, any crime, it does not matter if it is real or not. They want to place you on the defensive, to have you reacting to their accusations, and this way they get to set the tone of the conversation. It is important to steer the conversation back to what you are presenting and not allow them to place you on the defensive, in other words, throw it back at them.
I asked “what part of what I wrote was hateful?” and was told that the name of our site should be changed to Angry White Men. I sat for a moment, then asked, “What part of what I wrote is hateful?”. When pressed for hateful statements I was told that my attacks on illegal immigrants and Muslims were radical and hateful. I found this interesting and when I asked which article in particular was hateful or radical I was told they never waste their time reading my articles. This brought on the question, “I thought you said you read my articles? If you haven’t read them, how do you know if they are hateful or not?”
Liberals Use Baseless Accusations To Change The Subject
The next attack was that my site was only for men; no women would ever read such nonsense. The original argument was failing, so the need to make baseless accusations was used. They had to, at all costs, put me back on the defensive as the conversation was falling out of their control. I told them that the Demographics show that around 42% of my readers were women and if this was only for men then why was it that I had a little less then a 50/50 split?
This brought about a second attempt to change the subject. I was told my site was only for white people. I informed them that analytics also show the demographics and that about 30% of my readers were minorities. This was held up in triumph as a sign of the racism of the site, so I asked them to Google the US demographics and tell me how many Americans are white, and how many are minorities. The look of disgust was priceless when the demographics were the same as my readership. It looks like my articles were not only appealing to just white people, but they were following the demographics of this nation.
Before we get started there is one cardinal rule that has to be remembered – NEVER LOSE YOUR TEMPER. In many cases, it is easy to blow up and rage at the person you are debating with, but the second you leave rational thought for emotion, you lose the connection and you give the other side the victory before things have started. Have I lost my temper, of course, I have, we all have, but every time I do, I lose the debate.
Liberals Accuse Others Of What Their Side Is Doing.
The third attempt, and yes, there will be many attempts to steer the conversation back to where they control it, was that we conservatives are a hateful and violent people. I decided at this point this needed to be put to an end, so I began asking questions and insisted answers.
“Could you please show me examples of conservatives attacking people at Bernie or Warren rallies, or disrupting them because we don’t agree with what these two are saying?” This brought about stony silence so I continued, “We are too busy working to waste our time like this!”
“I heard that we conservatives attack speakers in colleges that they don’t agree with and there is nothing like the heckler’s veto, right? No? Wait, that would be liberals doing this as we don’t waste our time with such things!” You could see the frustration growing.
“You are the hateful, violent ones!” they yelled and I replied, “Yes, we have groups like Antifa, who claim they are fighting what they claim are fascist while acting like Hitler’s old brown shirts!”
Question Authority Of The Speaker
The last attempt to discredit us comes in questioning your right to comment. I was informed I had no reason to write articles; I was not a journalist as I never went to school for this. My reply quickly put this to rest. “I know, going to Ivy league schools helped the journalist of CNN cover the Russian Collusion story so well, right?” then I continued, “I know the press was so great with all their credentials when they claimed they had proof of collusion and that the boys that were attacked with MAGA hats were screaming racist replies as the Native Americans, right?”
I watch Ben Shapiro and I love his reply when professors use this tact, he tells them, “The credentials don’t matter, they are useless, answer the question!”
I run into this all the time on Quora, people who claim to have excellent credentials and then claim I have no idea what I am talking about, yet when I say I could care less about their credentials and just show the evidence to disprove what I stated they go silent.
When Liberals See No Chance Of Victory, They Flee
I would love to say that our conversation then became civil and we had a great discussion about the merits of liberalism vs. conservatism, but that was not the case. The left isn’t willing to listen to another perspective, they would rather flee than find fault in their thinking.
I remember years ago watching a debate between the top scientist that believed in evolution and the ones that didn’t. Each side presented their case and you quickly found that the creationist countered each case brought up by the evolutionist as he was much more prepared.
In the end, they asked one of the speakers, “You have had nothing but holes in your theories presented to you, are you willing to denounce what you are clinging to?” The reply sums up what you see with the left, “While what I believe in is full of holes, is questionable, and the alternative is to believe that there may be a higher power, that things were brought about miraculous, I would rather hang on a flawed theory then accept the other!”
You can bring facts to the left, show the failure in every nation where socialism was implemented, the fallacy of saying our security and borders need to be maintained, that disagreement is not hateful, but that will not matter. They are so full of hate for the other side they would rather hang on to a open lie than face the truth.
To the dogma of the left, questioning is evil. It is viewed the same way the inquisitors of old saw someone that dared to challenge the church, you should not be debated, you should be destroyed.
You will not change these people’s minds but you can destroy their declarations one by one and they will quickly lose interest in the debate and start attacking. This immediately shows the others watching that their argument, contrary to claims, is not based on education or facts, but rather it is based on emotions and facts matter little to them.