I would say, Jerry, that conservatives are more primitive minded than snow flakes. Ego, being the base of the primitive mind, more than anything ego abhors change. Once it has taken a position on anything it will fight tooth and nail against all facts to defend its position. Thus conservatives are always behind the times.

Yes, conservatives are far more egocentric than those who have developed a broader sense of intellect, that which is capable of rising above pure ego for viewing events in light of new factual information. Indeed, with a broader, less tribal response to people and events, non conservatives are less ideological.

That is until one reaches the far, far end of the liberal spectrum in which case ultra conservatives and ultra liberals emotionally blend to become one and the same. Meaning that the ones the political extremes hate most is not each other but compromising moderates. And without compromise, democracy is not possible.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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