If I believed that changing people’s mind were possible, I might have come to some other conclusion. But, people who advance decadent opinions on social media don’t change their minds. In fact, their minds have very little to do with it.
The central reason for putting forward such opinions on social media is to signal others that you are one of the cool people. The point is to show that you are on the right side of history. It’s not about the content; it’s about the subtext.
All I can say is great minds think alike.
This is something that the Alt. Right understood from the beginning. You don’t argue with your enemies. Debates are for people who have common cultural values. You keep hurling your ideas at them and let them sort it or trigger themselves silly.
I see stuff all the time on my Facebook feed that tempts me to jump in, but then I remind myself that they are not asking a question when they post an offensive statement or some meme or throw out a controversial opinion. They do it to preach and evangelize their ideology, not discuss.
You might as well be arguing with the animatronic figures on the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride about how the dog is never going to move. They’ll still offer the bone.
Go do something else with your time. Read a book. Work out. Study history. Listen to a podcast. Anything.
There is a time and a place for everything, except arguments on Facebook