Inevitably, they will see this as a concession and begin digging. Now, here’s where you turn that seeming setback into an advantage. By going high, we’ve now put ourselves in the perfect position to pour boiling pitch and flaming torches into their holes so they die.
To offer a different analogy, when they climb up on their soap boxes, we don’t prevent them from talking. This leads to them taking out a length of rope, which we then use to hang them. We also then stab them repeatedly to make sure it takes. Alternately, we can be proactive. When they get up on their soap boxes, we just get to the stabby part. Then they don’t get to spread their hateful message at all and we don’t have to worry about how much rope is enough. It’s economical.
And that’s how you win a debate. You fucking go in for the kill and show zero mercy.