A colleague of yours seems worried that the paper he is going to present at an international conference contains a great deal of radical argument and that it may provoke the participants into strong objections and protests against his views. So you wish to lend your support for his views and encourage him to speak out confidently. You say:
A) I suggest you get rid of all these provocative ideas, since many people at the conference will oppose you vehemently and try to silence you.
B) Your views may be provocative and, therefore, displease others, but I know they are sound. So don’t be discouraged.
C) It is incomprehensible to me why you should always attempt to provoke other people and, in a way, subvert the conference.
D) Everybody knows that you are a radical and always cause trouble at international academic gatherings. So I advise you to be careful.
E) This conference you are going to attend is not the right occasion for you to express your provocative views. I would advise you not to get involved in a row.