” … to be self-contented is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly impotently happy

Edwin A. Abbott, in Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Listening to the comments and opinions of those on the Left, I am called to this observation above.  They are so self-assured, so blind without knowing they cannot see and so ready to force their distorted vision on you and failing to convince prepared to throw a hissy-fit.

They are most unfaltering, often childish and incoherent and some even “vile and ignorant.” They display this in all manner of discussion from illegal immigration to toilet access.  Yes, they are consistently wrong.

In the context of Abbott’s neat little book they are living in a one/two-dimensional life when others exist in a three (or more) dimensional experience.  Seeing this in many others in a culture that touts education is both shocking and annoying.

What to do?  My best advice: listen only to people who make sense, seemingly informed and appear stable.  Flatlanders are to be avoided.

Shalom.

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