Folks, I’m really over the childish jabs about how I watch Tucker, so I must be a brain-washed idiot. If you want to believe that anybody who has ever watched Fox News is a crazy bigot, that’s your right. Feel very free to exit towards the very sane, non-bigoted sources that have been peddling you stories about Trump being a Russian spy for years.
Yes, I watch Tucker for an hour a day. I’m a news junkie, so I also have over 1,600 sources in my newsfeed from every continent. I access blogs on, say, Australian literature a lot more often than I watch Tucker.
I used to be one of the idiots who scoffed at Fox News without ever watching it. But then I grew up. If you didn’t, it might be time for us to part ways because I tend to be impatient with people who are stuck in an intellectual rut and keep repeating the same exhausted mantras for decades.
Everybody has a limit on how much they can grow intellectually. Many long-time, dedicated readers of the blog couldn’t keep up the pace and fell off over the years. And that’s perfectly fine. But I don’t feel like limiting my growth to spare anybody discomfort.
The whole point of the blog is to help me battle my tendency towards rigid thinking. That’s why I do these unusual challenges and expose myself to readings and news sources that I’m predisposed to hate. For instance, I hated Ann Coulter to the point where I had tremors when I heard her name. I couldn’t even watch a Law & Order episode based on her persona because the first 3 minutes made me dangerously hypertensive. To combat this phobia, I read 3 of her books in a row. And now a small corner of reality that was deeply disturbing to me doesn’t scare me any more. And I finally watched that Law & Order episode without freaking out.
Nobody has to be like me or follow me on this journey. If you want to only eat mac and cheese, that’s ok. But don’t scoff at people who are open to exploring the world’s culinary variety.
Yes, I already said all of this before but the message doesn’t seem to be sinking in.