Milo Yiannopoulis’s Guide to Debating Him

I’m going to do for Milo what I did for Ben Shapiro: strip down his “How to Beat Me” article, removing his rhetoric, and leave the basic principles.

1) Don’t act like a rabid animal 

Attempting to shout down your opponent only draws attention to their message.

2) Do your homework 

Make sure you understand your own argument. You look foolish if you are unprepared. Reading and understanding data is critical. Leave your emotions at the door. Challenge your opponent with substantive and rational arguments.

“I don’t care about your feelings and neither does anyone else.”

3) Stump me in the Q&A, not during my speech 

Refrain from disruptions during your opponent’s speech. If you want to challenge his positions, wait your turn.

4) Whichever side resorts to violence, intimidation or aggression, loses 

Self explanatory, really.

5) Your institution’s reputation is in your hands. Remember that 

Remember that it’s not just you who acquires a negative reputation for your behavior, it’s the institution you represent. Some of your peers won’t be happy when you devalue their brand.

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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