This past Sunday I saw a scene on HBO’s Newsroom that struck me as poignant and ironically relevant. The scene is beautifully acted. It begins about 3:20 into the video.
I imagine many liberals and progressives who saw the scene might like it, but I doubt any of them will get the message. They will certainly get the late part where McAvoy notes that Santorum reduces his supporter down to his sexuality, but they likely will not catch that they very often do what McAvoy did. Can you honestly think of any instances in which progressive or liberals side with a group where they do not define a group as only one thing? For that matter, can you think of any left-leaning groups (or right-leaning groups) that do not define themselves primarily by one thing?
It never seems to occur to any of them that they are doing the very thing they rail against.