After media portrayed Richard Dreyfuss’ attendance at a Ted Cruz rally as support for Cruz, Harry Dreyfuss comes to the defense of his father and common sense.
It is not shocking that people mistake curiosity with support, but it is pathetic and it is tragic.
If we shame curiosity, our country will never stop being scarred by the battle lines we draw to ward off the loony toon republicans or the batshit democrats. Exalt curiosity. Exalt the ability to hold someone else’s belief in your mind for a moment. You might find we disagree on fewer points than you thought, or you might find that this other person is insane and I am the God of right and wrong. I think that sort of certainty is always insane, but arriving there after actually engaging with an opposing opinion is the closest you’ll ever come to being right.