My days as student in Chapel Hill exposed me to an entrenched arrogance of thought. There was no room for discussion with these people as they generally resorted to shouting two words when confronted ...racist and stereotype. If in a group they would act as a pack. It was easier to leave them to their sad faux 60s protesting as they were largely ignored anyway.
...American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but illegitimate, ideological and unworthy of serious consideration.