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  •  Not always true (4+ / 0-)
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    kyril, fhcec, lgmcp, Glinda
    We can't waste our time arguing with diehard opposition.
    That's only true when you've already put yourself out there as a supporter of a given position. If you haven't made it a us vs them political divide yet, it's worthwhile to convince people to take a slightly saner position.

    If it's a civil rights activist talking to a KKK member, nothing productive is going to happen. If it's some guy who has a couple points (say, that some black people can make something of themselves and become doctors or lawyers, so maybe they aren't all welfare-sucking parasites), then you can change people's minds by degrees.

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