Shorter Sabotta: Here’s two ways of thinking about what you are doing when you have a discussion with somebody else, and want to convince her or him of something.
I am trying to give you some reasons, which may not have occurred to you, to believe something that you don’t yet believe.
I am doing memetic engineering, through meme-splicing and memetic synthesis, with the intent of altering the behavior of others.
Which way would you rather think about what you’re doing when you talk with other people? Which way would you rather other people thought about what they are doing when they talk with you?