Arguing on the Internet – Grant Swalwell
Recently, I got into an online debate with a teenager I didn’t know about Communism. Horrible idea, but my pride asserts itself in odd places and I took it upon myself to show this person that he is ignorant.
In a flurry of sources, examples, essays, he is now buried under my righteous fury.
There is nothing more futile in all of life, but I’ve been doing this for a long time, and the only successful strategy, of course, comes from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.”
The enemy must be sure in themselves (which they are on the Internet) so they present an easy target for the overwhelming force of your assault. A back and forth with an enemy brings you closer to parity. You must strike completely and all at once to have hope for victory.
Or you could be a much happier person with lower blood pressure and just not get in arguments on the Internet.