Current Affairs has the definitive article Thinking Strategically About Free Speech And Violence.
There are many great ideas in the article. There is one that I would like to give special emphasis to by quoting it below.
The battle is not for the hearts and minds of white supremacists, but for the hearts and minds of the general public.
I always keep this in mind for postings on this blog and any discussions I get into on the internet. I never assume that I can change the mind of the opponent in a discussion. I am just hoping that I can present a reasonable argument that the silent readers of the discussion can think about. I don’t want the readers to think that there is no rebuttal to the argument my opponent uses.