Grateful for your brave and persistent attempts to get me to understand Zen. 🙂
I do understand actually, and I realise its a judgement call that we all have to make.
MY POV on such commenters is that they bring nothing to the debate. Nothing new. Nothing fresh. Nothing challenging. Nothing intelligent. They’re just ignorant thugs whose shared characteristic is a deep immersion in moral relativism and an extremely simplistic and facile understanding of the historical and cultural underpinnings of our society. They have no real in depth understanding of what makes western civilization better than most.
Or should I say what made it better than most, for under the influence of the Progressives, we’re fast losing that advantage. Savagery and barbarism are on the rise in the west everywhere you look.
As for engaging them in discussion, if they were making contributions that amounted to more than a pinch of goat excrement, I might see a reason to indulge them, but to me, they’re just immature children screaming in the supermarket and therefore one grits one teeth, rolls eyes and looks the other way. Just like the yelling kid wouldn’t understand any admonition, so they will never get what you are trying to say to them.
I appreciate the point about sharing argument with lurkers or other readers. Maybe that has some validity. However, I’d say many readers might just click to close the page in disgust once they observed the kind of infantile inanities you’re responding to. There might be some small profit from that angle, but is it worth the trial of dealing with such shallow and narrow ideological recalcitrance?
These are the people who have in their ignorance over the last few decades given the hard core of the socialist movement the beach head they needed to expand their death grip on our society. To white ant it and rot it and hollow it out from the inside. Too thick to ever understand concepts such as Cultural Marxism, (they’re deeply influenced by this themselves) and how the left have used that strategy so successfully, they’re beyond reason. They just have to be ignored and worked around and marginalized from the debate.
Giving them any kind of credence as serious commenters is just pandering to the narcissism that is frequently at the root of their problems.
They’re nothing. They have nothing to offer. They have betrayed us to the left. They are a negative we just have to exclude from our focus. Time wasters, and we have so very little time to waste. Far more productive to engage with those who have the intelligence to be persuaded.