As we all know, a great writer once said, “the true test of a first-rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time.” Let’s exercise our first-rate minds, shall we? I’ll go first.
Putin is a disgusting, vicious freak but the law against international adoptions that he passed over the strenuous objections of dissidents is good and necessary.
Reproductive rights are absolutely crucial but Planned Parenthood disgraced itself and fucked up royally this summer.
Stalin was a vicious, bloody dictator who didn’t lie when he said, “Life has become better, more joyful.”
Michael Moore is a brilliant film – maker but his movies are total garbage.
Cuba is horrible but it’s a good thing that diplomatic relations have been reestablished.
It’s wonderful that Spain now has a new party that is disturbing the two-party balance but I hope it gets massively trounced in the elections.
I donated money to Bernie Sanders ‘ s campaign but I can’t wait for him to lose to Hillary. To whom I’ll never donate any money, by the way.
I highly recommend this exercise on a regular basis to prevent brains from fossilizing. And I also want to remind you about the “what have I changed my mind about this month?” exercise. It’s up to us to combat our natural tendency to slip into drooling rigidity.
And to paraphrase the great writer we started with, a first-rate mind can be changed.