Lodestar, you may have stumbled on a great truth that illustrates the divide between the Left and the Right:: There is this element of the population who have long walked through and troubled the Earth and these days, are known as the Left. This group simply doesn't love the Truth, some times aka as "The Obvious". They'll deny it, curse it, or whatever, and , in many cases, end up believing their own lies. In the meantime, they also end up screwing up many of every one else's lives. Soviet Russia, Maoist China,Cambodia, Cuba, and Venezuela are probably the best examples of this.