Cognitive Dissonance: the feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time.
For example: Publicly wishing for more hotel/motel tax dollars while also opposing the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument.
Derpitude: Holding onto your beliefs in the face of clear evidence you are wrong.
For our own sake, and that of all children of future generations, it is time for all of us to do better.
Blair Campbell is among the best of us.
So the incident at Pretty Penny Café was ugly and stupid.
We have many differences but all of us belong to the same human race.
Really, really, We Are One.
Everything from Ebola and Swine Flu, to grizzly bears and great white sharks would kill us, so dividing against ourselves is kinda silly.
Our differences can generate fear, and fear makes hate. But knowledge conquers fear, and love dissolves hate.