Liberals are blinded by their own ideology, which means they cannot see things as they are. They will not listen and will prejudge anyone who disagrees. Cancel culture is the most prominent example. San Francisco-based Twitter cancelled this, then that, and again, recently The Babylon Bee, a dinky company, over some satirical remark of little importance in comparison to, maybe, gas … petroleum, that is, not their own hot air.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) said, “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
Conservatives start with a certain set of principles, or assumptions, and go from there. They will listen to anyone, then make an evaluation. Now they might say shut-up. As a sub, I said it to a 12-year-old in class. He said I wasn’t supposed to say that. True. It just came out of my mouth in a moment of jealousy - he was talking, talking, talking and paying more attention to the pull string of a window shade than he was to me.
Of late, true liberals have disappeared, and what has emerged to replace are the “awakened dead”. It’s no fun to talk anymore.
Every now and then, I meet an ultraconservative, dull, ignorant, humorless. I want to say, “Loosen up!” “Have a stiff one!”
Nothin’ else, except for this. Good manners are a plus in every encounter (not a violent one, to be sure). In the School Category I have posted videos from Russian Vaganova Ballet Academy, my favorite comprehensive school. The students bow to their teachers at the end of an exam. Habits. See 1/26/2022.