He’s saying we should all use reason and evidence to persuade each other, which is correct, but he’s also saying that when what we’re fighting for might not be based on reason we should use reason anyway (which you really can’t without lying.) THAT is the “Shapiro Principle” and it’s ugly.
Yet, at the same time, all these government apologetics often turn their heels when it comes to an issue that upsets them, that inconveniences them, like wearing a mask. Suddenly, it's a whole different issue, and if I were to tell them the same advice they tell me, well, it's just different
Many people ignored it, laughed at it as dumb, and thought these types of yahoos were just as frivolous as the very grievances they were making up. Undoubtedly it was foolish; with war, famine, slavery, and other tragedies occurring worldwide, we're worried about a Starbucks cup? However, as I had been trying