It must be nice to live in a brain that's free of any critical thought or logic. All of your personal truths could be based in feelings like fear or greed and all of your reactions could be gut reactions. You'd never have to "read reports" or "look at facts." Think about it! (You would never have to think about it!)
Of course, the danger with having that kind of brain is that you often get things horribly wrong. Just look at anti-immigration advocate Dennis Michael Lynch. Dennis is convinced allowing immigrants to come into our country puts us at risk for another 9/11, that it increased our daughters' chances of "being raped by a gang of thugs," and that all immigrants are transporting drugs and weapons.
Unfortunately for him, there's no data to back up his claims. FORTUNATELY for him, he never cared about data to begin with. No, his racism and xenophobia are based in good old fashioned panic and fear-mongering.
"What about all of the reports that say that illegals benefit the economy?" asked Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi in a delightfully mocking sit-down with Lynch.
"I don't like to read the reports," Lynch replied. "I'm not a reports guy."
Oy. Once again, thank god for The Daily Show.