A technique that protects you from being suckered into a false conspiracy theory
Well said, and though I know these principles, I often get swept up in the moment, after reading something particularly heinous; at least, as I see it. I've missed many opportunities to convince someone, because I gave up, and started using underhanded tactics.
Therefore, even if my opposition has been using such tactics, which they most often are, I feel it's best to practice the Human Respect technique above all else. Then, my character at least, will remain untainted.
Excellent article; thank you for writing it..