TOTW: What do you say to non-anarchists?
How often do you talk to people who you disagree with? How do you talk to them? Are they people you've known for a long time, old friends who went in different directions from you, family members, co-workers/students, neighborhood folks? What have you noticed about how you relate to them, what you don't challenge--and what is that based on?
There's a group I've been in for some time, and people in the group sometimes say really stupid things, and I don't always confront them immediately, for a variety of reasons usually, like they're old, and I don't think they're going to act on anything dumb, and I know that they know I disagree with them already, and they're ready for people to complain about what they just said and I'd rather wait until I think they can hear me better. And I know that I will see them again, and so there's no sense of urgency.
The point is, multiple reasons are in effect for me to say something, or not to say something, and also in how I say something or not (do I laugh? Roll my eyes? Turn away and start another conversation... etc.).
What are yours?