I'm not good at guessing secret things. Like what women are thinking. I've gotten in trouble hallucinating what someone else is thinking and being wrong, so I try not to do it. When I don't try to read someone else's thoughts, I experience a kind of vertigo. I'm feeling that today after listening to Bret Weinstein’s talk with Joe Rogan. I realize I have no idea what's going on in the minds of what I regard as the lunatic fringe.
If he’s right, it’s not so fringe-y. I wonder how I will feel and react when one of my children or grandchildren joins the fringe. It's certainly true that I care much, much more about them than I do some idea of America. They are, in fact, what I think of when I think of America. They are what I have devoted my life to. They are my belief. They are what give my life meaning.
So if they are persuaded that the things that I have embraced and at times espoused, things like democracy, free enterprise, individual liberty, freedom, choice, The Golden ...