One-book-itus: Noun; The virus running through the conservative party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I listen to a lot of right-wing radio.  I love the passion and conviction, just not the ideas.  There’s a lot of talk about how to fix the conservative party, they talk about reaching out to minorities, about putting ‘real’ conservatives in office, about getting back to traditional values, and so on.

But as far as I can tell, the biggest problem is a virus I’m calling “onebookitus”.  It is contracted when you read one and only one book and assume everything in it is undeniably true.  

The one book conservatives have read is either Atlas Shrugged by Rand or the Bible.  And overwhelmingly it is Atlas Shrugged since the Bible has too many words to finish.