*documentary voice*: and over here, we see the white man, already in the midst of the argument. Logic and reasoning are being thrown at him, but we'll see him double down in a moment - there he goes, "but this is the way it's always been done." This does nothing but frustrate the other parties - they will continue the arguments, but since the white man is in charge he does nothing.
I've been thinking about this a bit. Personally, I have been privileged because I was homeschooled. I spent almost all my time surrounded by people that don't accept any sort of fighting (namely Mennonites). There were still some culturally grounded ideas about "debate" that I grew up with, though.
I'm not trying to say that those "ritual debates" are the main cause of this sort of doubling down in arguments in our culture, but it definitely contributes. It's so frustrating to deal with.
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