There was a time on Facebook when many of us got involved in knock-down-drag-out political fights, some of which went on for days. We sharpened our polemical & repartee skills but exhausted ourselves trying to persuade others to adopt our point of view. It was very much like family reunions, with liberal & conservative relatives, writ large: a hell on earth of indigestion. From this experience, I have developed the pearl of wisdom that one of the arts of politics is learning when to save your breath. It’s a truth I live by now when someone tries to lure me into one of those long-winded disputes. It’s better for one’s health & sanity to concentrate on building solidarity with the oppressed rather than debating those who find that the status quo of injustice suits them just fine.