A reader writes:
That email was horrifying. This from the party that purports to be progressive? The only functional difference between the reader's "argument" and the argument for, say, creationism is that at least the creationist acknowledges a force outside the bounds of reason; the reader, on the other hand, actually says, "My reason tells me this doesn't make any sense, but I'm deliberately sublimating it and letting my raw emotions take over." I think that once you start down that path, it becomes habit-forming, and that's the reason the great religions tell us not to act in anger: it has a lot more to do with how the anger affects us than how it affects the people we get angry with.