“Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan, from the album “Highway 61 Revisited”, (1965)
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology
Does this not strike a familiar chord when thinking about the progressive Liberal state and the legions of progressives demonstrating against Trump and preaching the gospel of “Love Trumps Hate” and “Trump Hate Poisoning Canadian Society”?
And through it all do we see any minute trace of information illuminating the source or factual basis of this “hate Trump” campaign? Do we see any evidence presented by the prosecution for their case? Do we see or hear anything at all to explain the media mantra of Trump Hate? Who did he hate? When? What exactly led these moral busybodies to conclude that Trump was a “hater, or that Trump supporters are haters? Have we heard or seen anything, anywhere, anybody, any facts at all?
But I sure see LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of hate aimed at any one who dares to question the progressive views so apparent in our media and on campus – even heard reports of schools helping the protestors as their proxies for the pandemic hate in the academic world. Bill Ayers must be just grinning from ear to ear as he chats up Screwtape in whatever hellish pub they are drinking in now, plotting how they can resuscitate “The Weather Underground” and start a nice new domestic bombing campaign. Gee, just like the good old days, I get all teary eyed just thinking about it.
It’s just like all our little foreign proxy wars back in the 60’s and 70’s where we fought against the evil empire of the day. Now we see academia and the media attempting to fight a proxy war through all these professional protesters and kids who simply don’t know anything else except what their “teachers” tell them.
And when the “teachers”aren’t telling them what to do it’s all about what their peers on social media tell them.
And “OMG BC no-one wants to be left behind by their peer group, no child left behind and all that.
And OMG the sheer terror of not being part of the in-crowd precludes the use of intellect and intelligence to ask any questions that might bring into doubt the meme which just “everyone” knows is true, right?
And besides, I’m basically a good person …
So the question just naturally rises up – “FACT: These are all publicly funded “institutions”. So why can’t we use these resources to create jobs for other people who actually love America? Why not Donald? Seem like a no brainer from where I am sitting. Build a wall in the South to keep out illegals, build a wall in the North to keep out the barbarian haters in Timmy land, and then defund all the institutions which are trying to destroy This United States of America from within.
Is there any noticeable difference between a public school attacking everything which has built America and ISIS recruiting local terrorists in the heart of American cities? Really, any difference, when there is no discernible difference in their respective ideologies? Is not a nation allowed to defend itself from enemies BOTH foreign and domestic?
I wonder if anyone else out there sees what I am seeing? Should I just quit thinking about all this unthinking crap? Because, after all, I sure can’t fix this and anyway, none of this matters. It’s just the natural result of too much loving of self and this world. The Monkey Jungle of Facebook writ large – all the different monkey tribes all screaming their hate of everyone else, and no one listening with charity and love and “good will”.
Always remember, “be charitable in your judgements, never take yourself too seriously” .
Sometimes when I post, I look at my sig and wish that I’d follow my own damned advice.