Will edit later
I think we’re all getting the drift here, there are many ways people can be misled into attacking when they otherwise wouldn’t
So you compiled a handy summary
Radiation’s guide to whether your fight is real or staged
If the person you hit is soft and pliable, this fight is STAGED.
If person does not hit back, this fight is STAGED.
If person does not respond at all, this fight is STAGED.
If person’s responses do not indicate that they heard you (e.g. they just keep saying ‘eff you’ no matter what you say), this fight is STAGED.
If person’s speech sounds disjointed stuttery or repetitive, this fight is STAGED.
If the person appears unintelligent or unskilled, this fight is STAGED.
If person continues to insult or otherwise offend you in an identical fashion after you have hit them, as of hitting them had no impact on them, this fight is STAGED.
If person appears to get happier the more you hit them, this fight is STAGED.
If It’s not clear what the fight is about, and people are just fighting because there’s a fight….this fight is STAGED.
If person is crying before you hit them, this fight is STAGED.
*If person is making sounds of physical pain, this fight is STAGED.
If someone is encouraging or persuading you to hit this person (why would this be necessary?)….this fight is STAGED.
If you feel compelled to hit this person….this fight is STAGED.
If you directly observe person or group taking action to lead you to attacking an innocent person, this fight is REAL.
This filter won’t catch every fake fight but should catch more than no filter.
(compare cost of attacking innocent person with cost of not attacking a guilty one)
Remember: in a staged fight, you and the person you’re being pushed to attack are on the same side. Both of you are being wronged by the person staging the attack, in different ways.