Second, the ability to judge a situation dispassionately does not make you educated, the ability shows that you already are educated and that you know enough about the world and the current situation to not accept it but still find interest in it. Therefore your second point is invalid.
I'm open minded enough to realize that conservative ideologies are too "controlled," very tightly packed, and too guarded.Your sig:
Gotta love the thoughtful, open-mindedness of the left.
Now, I'm not making fun of you Goobieman, just reasoning.
I don't condemn conservative ideas with extreme opposition, I just think they are ideas which are forced upon people before they learn more about the world. I see many conservatives as those who are still clinging to the ship, knowing that the storm is coming, while others have learned that you can't keep holding on.
An example of this is the fact that you disagree with Aristotle's quote. Those who think that you cannot entertain a thought without accepting it obviously have not learned enough, they still cling the idea that you must always hold to your beliefs and not consider other ideas, even if those other ideas are sometimes better than their current belief.
But I thought more about your argument, and I think I might be a bit too "gruff" for being liberal to say such a thing in my sig. Therefore I'm going to remove the phrase "grow up."