Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-15-2018 | Main | From An Outsider's Perspective California Is Nuts
April 15, 2018

When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Mind About Something?

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had an odd conversation last night, and it piqued my interest in why the person was so confident of her position in spite of very little data to back it up and even less personal experience.

Yes, of course, she is a Northeastern liberal. Duh. And her position? America has become more racist.

But that's not the point. What intrigued me was how seldom people change their minds. I could cite chapter and verse that America and Americans are probably the least racist country and people on earth, but it wouldn't have mattered much.

The last time I changed my mind was about Bibi Netanyahu. My initial and longstanding opinion of him was glowingly positive, but Moron Nevergiveup was tenacious and convincing in his argument that Bibi is mostly talk and is not the paragon of Israeli strength and determination that I assumed.

How about you? When were you persuaded that your initial opinion -- of anything -- was simply incorrect?


digg this
posted by CBD at 12:15 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Yudhishthira's Dice: "One reason I don't shed a tear when a member of th ..."

Lady Badger: "I'm sorry, but those Proud Boys are just common th ..."

Martini Farmer: "WHY did Hillarhoid resort to a sneaky private emai ..."

Insomniac : "Of course they did. And nobody will do a goddamn t ..."

washrivergal: "176 I want the uniformed masses to realize how cor ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/s][/b]: "[i]190 183 There is only ONE position any politici ..."

Nevergiveup: "No Pelosi and get ilk have become glovalists. ..."

Axeman: "LOL. Burge calls Beto "Skateboard Jesus". ..."

sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/u][/b][/s]: "I dunno, judges were among the first gummint emplo ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/s][/b]: "[i]174 Jack , some proud boy group attacked byanti ..."

J.J. Sefton: " 183 There is only ONE position any politician sh ..."

DR.WTF?: "[i]Yeah, about that. If you don't already know wha ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64