The Grand Dictatorship of the Cosmos
I don’t pretend to be open minded. The fact of the matter is that the universe is not a very open minded place to some, if not most, things. Reality truly is a dictatorship, and we can either learn to accept that that’s the way that it works or continue to languish in ignorance, stupidity, and misconceptions about our world.
The openness with me comes from admitting to myself, at the very least, that I could be wrong about some things. I don’t have all the answers to the universe; I can’t. However, I do know societies, governing systems, economies, people, history, international relations and, to a lesser extent, environmental and biological science. You can either accept that reality works in particular ways that have to be followed for your own sake, or you can continue to try putting that square peg into the round hole. I don’t really care. You’re either going to be obeying natural law, or obeying a deeper natural law that trumps other natural laws.