Apr 11, 2020, 1:13 PM
One does not sell a liar – one prosecutes him.
You cannot get them to agree. So deny the enemy the field.
You can leave them defeated such that they come to their own conclusions.
But no man is a hero to his debtors.
For a decade now, I’ve taught the same strategy.
- Return any taunt they made as dispassionately as possible.
- Call them a liar or failing due diligence.
- State your central argument
- repeat until they are exhausted.
All they do with every cycle is provide you with opportunity to recite the same statements “you are lying, either by design, or by failure of due diligence, [this is the truth], you can either refute it by testimony and warranty within the limits of liability (… 1. Refutation), or offer an equally criticizable solution to the question so that we can judge it’s possibility costs and benefits (2. Competition.), or seek to understand what you clearly don’t (3. Question). But at present you are [lying, denying, fictionalizing, sophistry, pseusocience,mysticism, impossibility, irreciprocity].
Just do the same thing over and over again and they will eventually expose themselves out of frustration – works every time if you stick with it over time.