More and more I have come to admire resilience.
Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and
over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the
light newly blocked on one side,
it turns in another.
A blind intelligence, true.
Many people who sincerely believe they are independent thinkers in fact can't think outside the parameters defined by the mainstream media. Topics are not real to them until authorities have declared them to be real. And these folks are perpetually behind the curve.