“The liberal Supreme Court justices have demonstrated profound and shocking ignorance of the American health care system.”
In my experience doctrinaire Liberals are “profoundly and shockingly ignorant” of almost everything…………in the real world. I am using “ignorant” here in the classical sense of “no knowledge”. As you know I have many friends who are Liberals, brilliant people, one and all, in the academic sense of brilliant.
One friend has a Ph.D in mathematics and would generally be described as a genius but when it comes to how things work, what decisions people make, how markets work and a host of other things he is totally, shockingly “ignorant”. He of course works for a University.
Doctrinaire Liberals, a definition; the kind whose job may be as a computer programmer but their REAL job is Liberalism. These people live in self-sustaining symbiotic cocoons of un-reality. They read the “Nation and Mother Jones”, they mostly only talk to other Liberals, they have vocations that insulate them from reality and as a consequence they simply don’t know how the world works, how people think and the decisions they make.
To them, all of reality, is spent feeding the collective narrative. If it strengthens the governments Utopian goals it is GOOD and if it doesn’t they reject it, prima facie. They never, ever make an effort to understand the other side of the arguments position. They simply dismiss the other side as people who are too stupid to understand their Utopian truth. They are the enemy, they are incapable of understanding the Utopian narrative and are the ENEMY to defeated by any means possible.
I once rhetorically asked my Math genius friend to name a single major program the government runs that actually works, I defined works in this way; benefits those involved and isn’t just a giant money burning disaster. It was really a throw away question, I expected no answer, I just asked it to pique his curiosity. Two days later he admitted he had vexed about the question the rest of that day and suggested in the future we avoid politics. Not wanting to cause him further mental anguish I agreed.
This was 3 years ago and I guarantee he occasionally thinks about that simple question.
The problem with your maths genius is twofold.
- He, like all the other like-minded nutters, take no account of human nature. (This one is a real hobby horse of mine, so probably having heard it before, don’t be surprised if you hear it again)
- Although unusually in this case he came back to you, the vexing wears off and they are prone to sticking to their flat earth case come what may.
I am somewhat surprised that having caught a cold from you on this one, he didn’t revert to the default mode and start putting about words like ‘racist’, ‘sexist’, ‘homophobe’ or some such other of their standard diversionary vocabulary which gets trotted out when they are on the back foot.