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Xylanthius wrote

It depends on what your intention is.

It also depends on how you go about it. If your intention is to "get through to them" psychologically your chances are only likely if you present them with an idea that is very similar and only slightly different than their own. It will help your chances to get through to them tremendously if others around them also subscribe to the idea that you are trying to sell.

If you are trying to convince them of an idea that is radically different than the ones they believe in already then there probably is not a good idea unless you are trying to make an example for others who might witness the conversation who have ideas and theories and thoughts that are similar to yours.

People can only change so much at a time especially when they already identify strongly with something.

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Splinglebot wrote

your chances are only likely if you present them with an idea that is very similar and only slightly different than their own.

I guess this is what I was thinking, the fascist mentioned in the OP made some complaint about the "corporate media" - which had an element of truth to it in that the media is run by large corporations - but they seem to think it's all "leftists" and that they have an "agenda of diversity". This seems to be quite common among the far right on the internet actually. I wondered if it would be possible to use that idea to steer them in the right direction.

I guess the problem is, you simply can't tell if they actually believe in what they're saying about the corporate media, or if it's nothing but an attempt to appeal to a certain type of person to drag them in.