See, Leftists almost always can’t handle rational argument or disagreement. It has become part of the Lefty “Rules” to never leave the Lefty “Circle of Safety” and intellectually engage. Part of it is the intellectual weakness of their arguments. But a good deal of it is the overweening narcissism of most Leftists.
And this problem started with the bastardization of the self-esteem movement. Though THAT is an argument for another day…
It’s all feelings, and no facts. And since it’s hard to argue against feelings, Leftists never really have to defend or justify their ideas. YOU are just a jerk to try and argue with them! And what they do is therefore most often oblivious to facts and rationality.
So, for several important reasons Leftists don’t dare put their theories and beliefs on the line. There’s no more “Crossfire” for a reason! It’s much easier for them to pretend that they are persecuted and run off to some friendly, fetid Lefty fever swamp rather than engage in rational argument!
And therefore it is damning. ALL progress is stopped, which IS the definition of “damnation.” We can call it “Epistemological Closure” if we want to get all fancy-dancy, but it is more common to use the word, “damnation.” We think we know the answers so we are simply not willing to consider alternative explanations. THAT is Epistemological Closure.
And it’s both rigid and fragile. ANY contrary information threatens to bring down the whole house of cards! Because if I was wrong on THIS after being so cocksure of it, what else might I be wrong about?