Postscript: The only interesting part about this is the part about Marcel. Otherwise, talk about turning everything into politics. Marcel's book has to do with encounter. Encounter may take place on the plane of thought, but I doubt if one can encounter a polity. And in a democratic polity a variety of views is presumed. The notion expressed on this post seems to preclude that those who hold a view different from the author of the post and others who think similarly are in any way authentic or could possibly be right. Indeed, the correctness of their views is such that they wonder if they can have an authentic relation with said polity.