The easiest way to kill an idea is not to interact with it and prove it wrong, but to label it or the persons supporting it & dismiss it.
You may have the greatest idea for the development of humanity, but if I call you racist, I never have to interact with the idea, instead I’ve decided I don’t like your idea, therefore I don’t like you, therefore it is easier for me to attack you with emotive labels rather than interact with you.
Try it it works really really well.
“you are a *insert label here”
Some of my favourites are, racist, anti Semite, liberal, conservative, tree hugging hippy, fundamentalist, crazy….
These labels and others like them, work like toe tags.
bag’d & tag’d another dead idea.