Dennis Prager on Reality

Very good stuff here from Dennis Prager in American Greatness. No particular reason for me to pontificate on it, so go ahead and read for yourself.

The Left-Right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable. There are three reasons.

First, we are divided by our vision of what we want America to be. The Right believes the Founders’ vision was brilliant and moral, that bourgeois middle-class values are superior to alternative value systems; that rights come from God, not man; and that the state must be as small as possible. The Left (not liberals) shares none of those values.

Second, we are divided by the means we use to achieve our vision. Given their different ends, left and right obviously differ on what means to use to achieve their ends.

Third, and perhaps most troubling, there is a reality-perception divide.

Left and Right have different perceptions of reality.

I have been aware of this for many years, but it was dramatically brought home last week when I was a guest on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Given that the other two guests on the panel and more or less the entire studio audience were on the Left, their reactions to what I said proved my point.

As I intimated above, this going to be a short post, because there is absolutely no point to me writing on his points. He makes them explicitly and well. There is no doubt that he is correct, and it is an American tragedy that it is so. But it is reality. I have no clue how we fix it, but I fear for our country if we don’t.

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6 Responses to Dennis Prager on Reality

  1. audremyers says:

    (pouty face) But we love it when you pontificate!

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