Debate as the Entertainment Sector of War

Debating with people whose ideology is fundamentally designed to destroy yours is a mindless expenditure of personal energy. It does, however, amount to entertainment. Recreational outrage is one more prop in the theater of social conflict. Case by case, onlookers can feel the benefit of an imaginary enemy facing humiliation, all the while, the stakes are getting higher and higher as the score keepers waiting beyond the realm of entertainment always act as if they're losing to ensure their own victory. Wars are the result of a conversation which ended, which never began or which is being wholly ignored.