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PerfectSociety wrote

It's doubtful that you could ever get through to them by debating their political views. What often determines people's political values is their experiences and feelings about themselves. Reactionaries are often insecure about their own self-worth and they project the disappointment and worthlessness that they feel about themselves onto the nature of humanity and the world around them. The only way to really get through to them is to try to mend that fundamental feeling of worthlessness and disappointment. As you can imagine, that's a much harder task to accomplish than defeating them in a debate by citing facts, figures, and logic.