And I know many people who prefer not to think about much of what they consume, and with them I have no argument. I also have no argument with people who disagree with another person’s thoughts about a work of art.
Ironically, this is just as silly as what the person in the post is getting bent out of shape over. Why is it only acceptable to have a problem with the vapidity of the average modern person when they force it upon others, and not when they're being passive aggressive about it, or simply "keeping it to themselves" altogether? So this guy has no qualms with those who willfully turn their brains off -- something only people who are afraid ever do, and fear is unproductive -- so long as they're not displaying their idiocy publicly?
He also takes the "Everyone has the right to an opinion" stance, which is disastrous in itself. Why wouldn'
t you "have an argument" with someone who disagrees? You can't both be right, and leaving everyone to their own, compromised "opinions" is a big part of what brings society down.