Rhetoric is not a two sided blade, it does not cut both ways. It is a gun and it can be pointed at yourself or someone else but never both of you at the same time. As a political operative you are not a philosopher or rootless truth seeker. You are a samurai, a knight.
Your loyalty is to the fortress, the clan, your faction.
The enemy is monolithic.
You are subtle and nuanced.
To forget that is to fail.