How should Moose respond when someone injects historical misrepresentations and over-simplifications into a discussion and refuses to recognize corrections?
How should Moose respond when someone takes an entire discussion and molds it according to the terms of an eminently falsifiable right-wing script?
How should Moose respond when someone makes a mockery of one’s cultural history and identity?
How does one remain an intellectually honest Moose in the face of persistent intellectual dishonesty?
These are real questions. There has to be a place between Moose civility and tolerance on one side, and damaging distortion on the other. “Thanks for sharing your perspective, though I don’t agree–would you care for another delightful crumpet?” just doesn’t cut it in egregious cases.