As a Volt owner, I have had the unfortunate opportunity to come to the conclusion that large numbers of our citizens have lost, or never learned to begin with, the ability to think critically. What exactly does that mean to me? If you have a passionate view on a particular issue, you should be able to articulate your position well, have that position grounded in facts that you have not just heard or read, but also verified, and be able to rebutt an opposing viewpoint. A critical thinker should also, upon reflection and being exposed to new facts, be able to accept that his/her position may have been incomplete and consider the possibility it was entirely wrong to begin with.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people that are so passionately against the electrification of the automobile, they do not have the ability to think critically. When the case for electric cars has more positives than negatives, and fixes issues on both sides of the political aisle, it should be a no brainer for us to support it. But very rarely in this country can a Republican support anything a Democrat believes, or vice versa.
This is a parody of my interactions with those who lack critical thinking ability, an all too vocal group of individuals. There is some adult language in the clip below, but nothing too terrible.