I know you are trying to present a belief in a logical way, but would a true-blue liberal be convinced, who sees what your approach is? I haven't been very successful with persuading someone whose mind is already made up. Try any defiant oppositional type. Belief seems to be the issue. So, I've decided to stop wasting my time and theirs. If they will let me, that is.
Just out of curiosity, do you have a really smart sibling?
Could be; depends in which dimension one defines "smart." Why do you ask?
“I know you are trying to present a belief in a logical way, but would a true-blue liberal be convinced, who sees what your approach is?”
He will learn to not advocate for what he is advocating. You are punishing him neurologically with panic and anxiety for trangsression against group cohesive behaviors, and he will not like it. As a reuslt he will learn not to transgress in such a manner in the future, even when you are not around. See the Mike Wallace video I reference, and ask yourself if he will make the same argument in public ever again, after you see his face when Colonel Connel is done with him.
“Could be; depends in which dimension one defines “smart.” Why do you ask?”
I am very sensitive to the flow of a conversation. You didn’t give me much in those three lines, but I detected a competitive nature to the interaction which was stong enough it began at a very early age, and was therefore likely a conditioned response to a sibling competition, more likely a younger sibling, of the same sex (male) though not guaranteed. You seem smart, you used fool in your tagline, I assumed that was the competition, ergo, smart sibling.
Not always 100%, but fun to play with.