This is something I’ve lamented for a long time. I spent a good portion of my internet time in my late teen and early adult years getting into with with strangers on the internet, and I’m proud to say it’s a habit I’ve mostly outgrown. But not entirely.
I’m at the point where I know better than to try to educate anyone, in most spaces. Nobody using words like ‘lib-tard’ or ‘feminazi’ is going to read my well-thought-out commentary on their stance and say to themselves, ‘Huh, I guess I never thought about it that way. I’m sorry I’m such an uneducated idiot.’ It’s taken me a long time to get to this point, but I usually know better than to respond to anyone in an online comments section.