Sympathy for Idiots

a category based on the absence of an attribute, in this case empirical reason, is often a weak explainer. If reason and evidence isn't motivating this movement, then what is? Dismissing this particular end of the "basket of deplorables" as idiots doesn't offer a satisfactory explanation of the phenomenon. Nor does it offer an opportunity to reach out to this group and maybe change their minds. There must be a better way to describe this phenomenon.

Really! What Else is There to Say?

I just have to accept the fact that having a discussion is no longer possible. Maybe someday it will be. Maybe we'll work our way out of the rabbit hole. Until then, however, I must, for my own emotional health, disengage from the insanity. 

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