On Stormfront, I was shown to be factually wrong on a point. I replied:
I am often wrong, but saying it is the only way I can get it corrected.
Originally Posted by Legionnaire88
I don’t want to seem picky, but there are a couple of mistakes in this post.)
This reminds me of a technique I used to use.
As a high-level staffer, I often got to talk to the top people in their own fields like Edwin Teller. Others got nothing out of the experience.
Others would either disagree with them, showing they already knew the subject, and get the standard arguments already in their books, or agree with them and get the standard lines in their books.
I would be very respectful, but “innocently” mention one of the standard opinions they HATED. I did not know better, you see. They would go straight to basics and give me the whole story, starting with the basics, to straighten me out.
I got a full summary course, the best kind. I got incidents they would not think to mention elsewhere.
It didn’t hurt that before being a senior staffer I had had a lot of experience in interrogation.