The Battle of Ideas
We held a battle of ideas. They struck each other and bloodied each other. Each regrouped to their corners and returned ready to flatten the other, knock the other out. Emboldened, we took the battle large, replete with supporting cover and tactical strikes. We sent agents behind enemy lines. Agents who appeared to be sympathetic. We created flags and uniforms. We suppressed the subversives. Always in the interest of strength. The blunter the idea the better for striking and denting and bruising. Rather than surrender, some ideas went underground while others built compounds and stockpiled weapons. Others took the fight digital and pretended that the battle still meant something. To fight and win!