—“I know it’s public, but I thought it’d still be polite if I asked. Would it bother you if I used a specific comment you made on one of your statuses in a conversation? You make some really good points.”— A Friend 

Look. Here is how this deal works. I get to use the public as a testing ground, and in exchange (a) you get to learn how to argue, and (b) you get to use my work products as you see fit.

My job, our job, is to create argumentative weaponry in order to provide libertarians and aristocrats (conservatives) a post-moralizing (and therefore scientific) means of argument against the pseudoscience, pseudorationalism, and outright lying of leftists.

It’s a good deal for both of us. 😉