Teflon Intellects in the wild

Raw Leftist arrogance.

That’s what came to mind the other day when I was watching my kids in one of their sports activities.  I engaged a married couple in friendly parental chit-chat.  Somehow my blog came up; generically as I didn’t identify the slant of my politics or the website’s name, just the fact of it.  In response to a question about the orientation of my blog, I did state that I was “hard core Conservative”.  Both then identified themselves as being on the other end of the spectrum.  Fair enough.  Unlike the Borgleft* I don't demand that people agree with everything I say or believe.
They did press somewhat, and for the most part it was a civil, if not necessarily friendly, conversation… but then, in the course of the discussion, I mentioned Hillary’s 30,000 emails that had apparently been forwarded to a foreign email address (with some supposition it was Chinese).

Without missing a beat the husband said “That’s not true", and added "It can’t be true because I haven’t heard about it."  (He also dismissed my dislike of Killary over, for example, Benghazi with "So they decided to not go help".  The idea that the US military and other foreign-service people depend on knowing America's got their back didn't even register when I mentioned it - literally didn't register.)
Not “Really?  Where’d you hear that?”  Not “Wow, I’d like to know more” or anything.  Just a flat-out denial that anything outside his information stream could be true.  He actually sneered derisively that I might contradict his Fully Informed Superior Intellect.

A true Teflon Intellect.  And living proof of Rules One and Two**:

  1. It doesn't matter what's true, it's what you can get people to believe.
  2. If you control the information flow, you control people to believe.
In fairness, though, the wife - despite thinking that Trump was "evil incarnate" - did take note of some Rightward-leaning sources, specifically Bill Whittle videos, American Thinker, and PJ Media.  Assuming she actually does follow through and watches / peruses, I suspect some rather heated discussions are coming with her husband as her mind gets expanded by new information while her husband reacts as above.  If I get a chance I'll recommend Prager University, and #walkaway too.  (Heh heh.)

* Coining a new term here; if you like it please use it, but do give me credit. ;)
** Definitely mine; again, please do give credit and a linkback.

[#Walkaway I hated you America / 4:55]

"I do not coexist with cancer; I do not find common ground with gangrene.  The Left must be fought and destroyed, or America dies."



  1. Not accepting awareness of a mental disorder is denial. It's rampant with many, and most apparent in those that subscribe to the failed policies promoted by the Democratic party.

    The start of a cure for this disorder is responsibility. Prosecution of government officials for illegal activities is necessary, will lead to exposure of sedition, and the harshest punishments allowed will lead to avoidance in the future.

  2. Only yesterday I had a connected conversation from which you might benefit.

    "I’m taking the optimistic view that the tide is turning ....
    Leftism has no real base. We do. We have the unalienable nature of man, and we’re are winning."

    I was inclined to agree with his argument, deleted here, solely to pass along to you my reinforcement of his resolve. You will note that I think it covers your experience pretty well.

    But winning will not be easy.

    I often need to remind myself not to give up simply because it is difficult to break through the barrier of disinformation all of SSM (and the dumbasses who parrot them) build up so that those hearing honest facts resist them. Denial is not a river in Egypt.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I think the single biggest thing that we need to overcome is the OMERTA of the Left in not only rejecting outside information, but in self-correcting to keep themselves within the Borgleft herd.

  3. FYI, in case anyone cares. I never did see them again.


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