That isn’t engaging the argument., it’s ad hominem, through and through.
The same to what he just did.
I do; the problem is, people react to what I say with the same responses they give to trolls on the Left.
Years of going back and forth with them, has ingrained some bad habits.
You see someone with an opposing opinion, you attack it, and them, and you don’t see much separation between the two.
I’m not perfect at this either, but I make an effort to be self-aware of it.
And I also always observe this dictum:
Show me respect, and I’ll show it in return.
Fail to show me respect, and I’ll respond in kind.
Tit for tat.
I’m not going to go along with toxic behavior directed at me; that only encourages it to continue.
I’am going to point it out, and I’am going to defend myself. I can certainly improve at how I do these things, I’ll grant that, but there is nothing wrong with my doing it.