I don’t care what issue were talking about. I don’t care what side of it you’re on. I don’t care how big or small it is. From the current Pro- vs anti-Trump insanity down to whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher, the only correct response to any protest is simply to witness the fact that it’s happening. Watch, listen, learn, marvel (quietly) at the abject stupidity of the protestors, whatever else you need to do is fine, but above all DO NOT COUNTER-PROTEST!!!!
Nothing says: “YOU’RE RIGHT TO PROTEST, PLEASE CONTINUE!!!” like an attempt to say “YOU’RE WRONG TO PROTEST, PLEASE STOP.”
Now, if you already agree with this, good for you. Please spread the word.
If you disagree, well, yeah…good luck with that. Hopefully, you’ll figure it out at some point.
Many biological traits follow a so-called “normal distribution” (a.k.a. “bell curve”) across populations, and to the extent that intelligence follows this pattern, then half of all human beings have above average intelligence, and the other half below average intelligence.
Might this explain something significant about the roughly 50-50 split being revealed between Biden supporters and Trump supporters?
Now, to the extent that this coincidence is truly meaningful (quite plausibly not at all, but still), and although I do have my own intuitions regarding which half of the intelligence bell-curve might correspond to Biden- and which half to Trump supporters, unfortunately there’s really nothing about the mere coincidence itself that indicates whether I’m right or wrong in that regard.
So, really, both sides are free to flatter themselves with this observation, and thereby achieve a cozy and consoling sense of smugness and superiority.