Re: Really 0_Flybert_0
I have to give Ian this one.
During my over half century of life, I've watched a less than secular United States become secular, then begin to advance even to less than previous in secular, with near religious war ready to break out.
But then, there are people like me giving pause to the farthest of the right. For, when they "denounce" me as "liberal" and remind me of their guns, I initiate a comparison of firearms in our mutual collections. I usually win, when I don't, a mutual admiration of historic items defuses the idiocy. Then, we talk about austere environmental operations, then digress to protecting our kids and grandkids.
Fairly often, I win a convert. The rest of the time, the childless idiot, who frequently lacks a mate, is cowed.
If I can't get respect due another human, I'll accept fear.
For, what is operative is not what one *would* do, but what others perceive what you *may* do. ;)