One car I pass, daily, has a "Coexist" sticker.
You've seen them:
On this car, the sticker is surrounded by other stickers you would expect find on the same car: faded Obama campaign stickers; NPR stickers; a sticker with he name of the band "The Black Keys;" etc.
Around the corner from this car, surrounding a "Semper Fi" sticker is and "3" sticker (in honour of Dale Earnhardt of NASCAR fame); a Luke Bryan sticker; an NRA sticker; a sticker of a deer's head; and a "Worst President Ever" sticker.
If Dr. King dreamed of a world in which little black boys and girls would be holding hands with little white boys and girls, I dream of a world in which someone -- anyone -- mixes in NPR bumper sticker with an NRA bumper sticker; in which Luke Bryan fans advertise their interest in NPR; in which Marines put "Coexist" stickers on their bumpers; in which, for that matter, "Coexist" stickers can coexist on the same bumper with NRA, Luke Bryan and Black Keys stickers.
It must be cozy-comfy just slipping on one's morning sweater of prescribed and defined decision making. It must be nice to have one's chosen crowd dictate what one should listen to, enjoy and think -- who to vote for; what position to take in a controversy; how to feel about a movie like American Sniper before even seeing it.
One doesn't want to act superior, but I can't help invoking Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes, from the episode "A Study in Pink":
"Ha. Look at you lot. You're all so vacant. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing."...to not have to bother with all of that...reasoning. It really is a very comfortable way to live one's life. It makes convenience look like conviction. People know exactly what to make of you from a distance -- two car-lengths behind, even. Blare the prescribed music loudly enough, and everyone will know where you stand and who you voted for and no energy wasted on conversation.
Imagine a guy with a "These Colors Don't Run" T-shirt and a Stetson sitting on his pick up truck's tailgate and listening to Bruno Mars while explaining to everyone around him, between sips of wheatgrass juice, how Obamacare puts medical care within reach of all Americans -- all of this as he prepares to go to in to a lecure by Neil DeGrasse Tyson on a Saturday night and Church on Sunday.