It is my experience that people who tend to think in black and white, and who gravitate towards extreme personal belief systems, resemble one another to a large degree (in the way they debate their side of an issue; in the way they utilize language to exhaust the opposite side with repetitive assaults rather than defending their side and strengthening their argument; in the way they devolve into personal attacks) much more than they resemble the rest of their party, and much more than they resemble more moderate fellow college graduates. I talked about it briefly here:

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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