I’ve realized now that I’m just getting very bored of rhetoric used against me. Not that it doesn’t bother me; it just tends to frustrate me more than anything else. Yes, yes, I’m a terrible evil moron, but what does that have to do with anything?
If somebody is willing to engage me in a long conversation or debate, then they should engage me in a long conversation or debate. I’m not interested in how much of a racist Darwinian bigot I am. Perhaps you’re right, but if we’re having a back and forth that tells me nothing about your views except that you don’t have the self-control to resist insulting people you talk with.
I think many people believe horrible, nasty things, but if I decide to engage them in a conversation about it, then I engage them; my opinion of how horrible they are has nothing to do with it.
The debates between Louise Mensch and Vox Day are a good example of the types of discussions that should be had, if you claim you’re going to discuss things at all. The debates going on in the above linked thread are not.
“I don’t care” really is a surprisingly good slogan. Of course, it also makes a lot of people angry – which I’ve increasingly come to realize is hardly a concern of mine.