Eleven Commandments and the Color 9

A few days ago a meme that made me chuckle scrolled down my Facebook screen. The text read, “Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying smell the color 9.” No kidding! Like an elusive optical illusion, I just think I have a handle on an answer and suddenly the picture shifts with holographic precision and I find myself looking at a vase instead of a pair of silhouettes. Trying to talk to some people and get a solid grasp of their thinking is even harder; so much shape-shifting is going on in the public arena that I often catch myself mid-stagger as if I’d just stepped off a roller coaster. Such was my reaction after reading National Journal’s article (July 18, 2014) titled “Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism.” Maybe this would tie it all up for me. Well, I wasn’t really that naïve, but I was that curious – curious about what Progressives are selling this season, curious about whether or not they can even conceive of...(Read Full Article)

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