I wonder, at times, if what annoys us is in some ways a better insight to where we stand ideologically and culturally than what we advocate. People tend to put a fair amount of thought into what they choose to actively defend, yet often someone who is scrupulously evenhanded in their advocacy displays partisanship in their dislikes. Those who insist that both parties are so bad and so corrupt that they don't like either one often tend, nonetheless, to criticize one far more often than the other.
While I'm not sure how this fits into this more general observation, it occurred to me today in scanning headlines that while I am in no particular fashion a Christopher Columbus booster, those who relentlessly attack the institution of Columbus Day annoy me, even if left to myself I would never think of actively proposing a national holiday specifically to honor Columbus.
What may be discerned from this I am not sure.