Given this blog's redneck, rural slant and take on life, perhaps a non-sports metaphor will apply better to make the same point:
'You cant fight fire with fire'
said no wildland firefighter ever
— Arthur R. Harrison (@AvengingRedHand) May 14, 2016
I don't have any idea who Mr Harrison is, and haven't read his NervousBirds timeline to "frame" his comment according to Accepted 2016 Infotainment Dictates (political backbiting subset, tribal affiliation division), so don't read this block quote as an endorsement of any sentiment but the one directly quoted verbatim above.
Wildland firefighters use fire to combat fire spread all the time. All the time.
If you don't believe me, and hold that stance because you read Harrison's NervousBirds timeline and sussed (in your mind, at least) his "prejudices," then maybe you should go ask a wildland firefighter. You have lots of them in your area, don't you urban metrosexual hipster progressive?
Back to game strategy.
Let's roll over and play nice. That's what Accepted 2016 Infotainment Dictates (political backbiting subset, tribal affiliation division) want you to do, when they don't want you to simply divide, divide, divide and fail to see that there is any commonality at all.
One may as well have a poorly behaved child and, instead of working with the child and one's own historical parental failures, simply write off the child as a sociopath whose origins must be biochemical -- but not inherited directly from either or both parents.
If we encountered the problem child situation and possible solutions while visiting the masters of refraction at reason.com, perhaps we'd hear a different solution. Genetic modification, or a biosynthetic neural transplant or implant.
It's not about behavior, ever.
It's about progress. As a concept.
And feelings. Feeling that we're progressing, more specifically. And whether urged or mandated social changes are actually improving society for everyone, let's ignore that. "Everyone" means "progressives" (or leftists, liberals, socialists, communists) and whomever isn't on board with this narrow interpretation of "progress" should be silenced. Or treated like a Nazi.
--Harold Caidagh, who rejects your solipsism, arrogance, and pretense at having earned the right to practice dictatorship over all with whom you might disagree