No, this clearly isn't what I'm advocating. What you're doing here, and II suspect you do it elsewhere, is taking the most extreme, irrational possible interpretation of my argument and conviincing yorself that it's what I believe. Only an idiot could think that they got robbed because they weren't "nice" enough, so if you tell yourself I believe that, why would you listen to anything I'm sayiing?
What I'm pointing out is that this exact tactic is what the Left use over and over again to dismiss people they disagree with. To be clear, the right do this too, but I'm talking about the left in this article because, thank God, Biden is the new president. So now the question is, how do we fix things, and create a world where someone like Trump can never get into power again?
I think the reason we're disagreeing is that our experiences have been different. You're claiming that it's impossibe to get through to hese people but I KNOW this isn't true. I've seen it personally in the conversations I've had with people.
But an essential component of changing somebody's mind and getting through to them is listening to them and at least trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. You can't START from the position that they're bigoted and stupid. Where can you go from there?
I'm not suggestiing being "nice". I'm suggesting listening. I'm suggesting trying to understand, even if you're just tryiing to understand, tryu;ly undersatnd, where they're goiing wrong. I've had many conversations with racists about racism. I'm not asking myself if they're riight! Of course they're not, but I want to understand what they're missiing so that I can show it to them and start the process of changing their minds. This isn't theoretical, I've personally seen this work.