Many on the left talk as if standing on their heads, when in fact we are laying on our chests. What I mean is, many of us are where we are and do what we do only in part for reasons and arguments. I think we as much or more act from reasons of affinity, impulse, relationships. From the gut and the heart more than the head, and the arguments are often rationalizations after the fact as much as they are truly prescriptive or part of a decision making process about moving foward. I think this is not really a problem, or at least it doesn’t have to be a problem. It does lead to disconnects though when people try to make prescriptive comments to each other, from their head to another’s heart. That rarely works, or works fully. It’s as likely to be a headbutt to the chest as it is a meeting of the minds.

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