We love labels, don’t we. We label people and information as liberal or conservative. We do so with the idea that these labels are helpful. People don’t seem to understand that something can be true and liberal, or true and conservative.

The labels liberal and conservative do not serve true, they serve to obscure thinking with a cloud of bias. It feeds the herd mentality. If I am conservative, then to label something liberal is all that is required for me to reject it. It’s called programming. As long as the facts are divided between those calling themselves liberal and those calling themselves conservative, no real answer to our problems will be found.

We need to step out of this prison of the mind called dualism. We need to follow the evidence, disregarding the less than useless labels. Reality is to big to be divided by such artificial borders as liberal and conservative. Anybody identifying themselves as liberal or conservative are deluded, trapped in biased and irrational thinking.

Bertrand Russell once said, “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” I am not a member of either the liberal or conservative herd. Truth is bigger than that. I prefer to follow the evidence.