Above All Else, the Cause of Most Republican Ignorance Stems From This One Thing
Allen Clifton getting to the heart of the matter:
I’ve had more debates with Republicans than I can even recall. I’ve talked to sensible Republicans who give me the slightest of hope for the GOP and I’ve talked to such radical, right-wing fanatics that it’s actually terrifying how these people are among us — free to do as they please.
But there’s still a trait I recognize within all of them, and I honestly believe it’s the root of the vast majority of what makes many of them so hopelessly ignorant about the world around them.
Conservatives simply lack the ability to see the world through any vantage point other than their own.
They can’t grasp what it’s like to be someone else. They don’t get that just because they were raised a certain way, that doesn’t mean everyone should follow that same set of rules. They don’t understand that just because they are capable of something, doesn’t mean everyone else is.
More analysis at link.