People tend to view the politics of others through the lens of their own views. If you think government is a wonderful boon, someone who thinks of it as a necessary evil seems terribly wicked, and someone who points out that most of our interactions actually happen without or even in spite of government guidance or control will strike you as naive or peculiar.
And yet each of those thumbnails (and
all the gradations of opinion in between between, not to mention more
extreme views) approximates the outlook of someone who is satisfied that
it represents reality. That's the world we live in. It might be fun
to think of everyone with a different take from your own as ignorant or
evil, but it's inaccurate at a level that will trip you up badly.
3 months ago