Saw this movie last night. Good times, a really funny (well, in that scary kind of way) movie, which highlights how Marxist professors prevail at the average American university, and being Republican, conservative, libertarian, anything vaguely associated with the right side of the political spectrum is baaaaaaaad (bleat that word like a sheep, please).
Those of us who think differently from the status quo don’t even have to be particularly smart (and so many sceptical readers will pause here to say, “that’s right! cuz you’re not!”). But the mere fact that we see things differently gives us a leg up in this world. When you are consistently forced to present your views to a hostile public, you end up doing more reading, more pondering, more debating. Rather than just saying, time and again, right on! I agree with you.
Which reminds me of a column I read yesterday. The author acknowledges all her friends think, well, just like she does:
I’m an atheist. So is everyone I know, or maybe they’re being Canadian and refraining from mentioning their religion.
And that is a good indication you might need to broaden your horizons, lest you merely follow like a lemming and end up jumping off a cliff, in spite of yourself.
Brigitte adds: Right on! I agree with you…
Andrea bleats: Baaaaaaaa.