I’m listening to right-wing talk radio, and a 22-year-old self-described Christian woman who describes herself as “extremely confused until I started listening to you,” calls in to ask the host for help in arguing with her left-leaning boyfriend about his voting for Jerry Brown.
The host asks why her boyfriend’s avoiding talking about the election.
“Oh, that’s not him, that’s me,” she said. “I asked to delay talking about it until I knew more about the issues.”
In other words: She only wants to hear something that confirms what she instinctively “knows.” And she only wants to know how to argue that pre-determined position — even though she doesn’t really know why she’s chosen it.
Is she any different from any other cult member?