The issue here is that it's a different world than when I was really going toe to toe more often with you and so many others.
What is different is that everyone has their set of facts and their strategy to invalidate them.
Not in My Country isn't going to come to the table to do anything but basically tow the line and proceed everything with "You Liberals..." this and that. Thankfully he hasn't used the word Libtard yet.
I stress that I admit I don't know your experiences and you don't know mine.
I will not namedrop experiences either, just to try to make points in a debate....because I will not cheapen the value of those experiences.
It cheapens the value of those experiences because they will not help him better understand nor sway his views that all of Islam is terrible no matter what.
I shouldn't tell him what scholars in the middle ages had to do to get information that came after Socrates/Plato/Aristotle/Euclid and the crew.
In the Christian world --- there simply was no scholarship. You'll never guess where they had to go to get scholarship --- until scholarship once again flourished in the 13,14, 15th Century and so on.
I am not really worried too much about respect from Not In My Country ---
He's going to put those who do not prefer Trump in one Monolithic bundle, just as he has put Muslims in another.
IF there is hope that I am wrong about that, I'd gladly engage him like I would engage someone I respect - but respectfully disagree like Opinionated.
And yes, after 8 years of doing all they could to invalidate Obama at every term -- questioning if he was even American --- they know what us to bow to the almighty Trump?
My answer is still --- respectfully of course---