it’s self-aggrandizement at the cost of actual nuanced discourse and if we want to consider online discourse productive, we need to move past this.
The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb.
Sean Blanda

Unfortunately, if a person is smug enough to believe they possess the superior position on an issue, they’re also likely self-deluded enough to not ascribe such motives to themselves. Sure, other people have to believe *I’m wrong* as a way of elevating themselves, but I believe I’m right for reasons that make sense. People don’t see themselves in this and that is why we can’t move past this.

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