Many years ago, as a younger man having grown up in Scotland, meeting a Tory voter for the first time was like encountering a strange mythical creature.
My open-mouthed reaction and simple question of ‘why?’ was at first met with ‘just always have’ but digging deeper led into the usual abhorrent views.
These days I can sniff one out and it is usually cause I feel incredibly uncomfortable when anything from the news comes up in conversation. It’s just an empathy and understanding bypass in all of their views.
I dunno if we should continue to run this joke into the ground or not but there is merit in engaging with those we disagree with but I think it’s a judgement call - some people are beyond saving because of (aforementioned) empathy/understanding issues and maybe the wee odd starfish can be saved (I dunno why this popped into my head).