You do understand that we're arguing around an old question. And I'm poking at your limited, wholly materialistic weltanschauung.
The sun has set on the days of:
- dispassionately considering all sides of an issue
- seeking to honor good intentions and results where found
- being honest about shortcomings in one's own thinking
- trying to build up the person on the other end of the conversation, rather than destroy them
I myself have a handful of people on here and Twitter that I just no longer give the benefit of the doubt, after enough false accusations of racism, plagiarism (the latest farce), and seeking POTUS-cide. I mostly succeed in finding amusement in this.
You're as daft as damn_registrars.
Not even sure the guy has a bank account.
Clearly we're not speaking of any general case here; merely pointing out that there are more dimensions to the question of power than your over-simplified, carnal model encompasses.
And I'll buy off that there is a thread of truth to your point: one must ensure that, in going to war, one does not become the enemy.
However, as a counter-argument, all of the concern trolling winds up giving aid an comfort to a soul-less foe carried out on a general level. Read the rest of Zombie's posts. He's deep in the enemy territory of California, reporting some wild, wild stuff.