Most of us have no idea what options are on the table, yet our minds are made up: we’re going to support “our proposals” against “their proposals.” We don’t know what the proposals are, but we’re certain that theirs are wrong. And this is true on both sides: we’ve already decided, and we don’t want to hear about facts.
It doesn’t make much sense. And that may be the key to this so-called debate: it’s not about opinions, it’s about belief. Viewed in that light, this just may be the closest we’ll come to an American religious conflict in any of our lifetimes.
And it isn’t even about health care, because most people haven’t a clue what the proposed health care plans say, if they in fact say anything yet. Instead, Both sides are spending inordinate amounts of time and energy screaming that the other side is wrong and if allowed to win, will surely mean TEOTWAWKI.
Well, I’m not jumping into the abyss.