My Facebook block list is so long it’s going into its tenth volume. Some consider that a sign of my intolerance or unwillingness, even inability to debate those who disagree. As I have said before, one of the arts of politics is knowing when to save your breath. It took me forty years of trying to persuade my conservative family that socialism was not necessarily evil before I smartened up & let them believe what they wanted. If anyone thinks it worth their time to debate Stalinists, Assadists or other fascists, let me know & I’ll connect you to my block list. I give you forty years of wandering in the desert to also smarten up. But why waste your time when there is solidarity to build?