Most people who argue do so only for self-gratification, not to understand or persuade others. This, unfortunately, is as pervasive a problem among libertarians, including anarchists, as it is with everyone else. Once I know I'm dealing with this sort, I just walk away.

@billblake2018 I'd say "self-gratification or impressing an audience." It appeals to the desire to bash an opponent. Maybe we should be glad they're doing their bashing only with words.

@gmcgath I include impressing an audience in self-gratification, as I think that the former is done as part of accomplishing the latter.

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