America is in danger on multiple fronts. Our economy hangs precariously, backed only by the forgiveness of our enemies, and our ability to print money as fast as our greed allows. We have spent the accumulated incomes of our children and grandchildren and still decry as a nation that we have no spending problem (only a failure to spend properly which is most definitely NOT a spending problem ). We have active battlefields in several locations, escalating tensions in the Pacific and the Middle East, and deteriorating conditions domestically. Our Western alliance of civilization is depreciating rapidly, and as we watch the EU, we know what to expect here in the United States. Meanwhile we seek to speed up the pace on our hubris ridden and foolish path, choosing to accelerate ever faster in our outright defiance and contempt of natural law. I’ve spewed out a horribly incomplete list of Orwellian fallacies that we are fighting against. Basically I’m bored and too lazy to write something real… 🙂
We seem to be actively working to budget out of existence our parent’s and grandparent’s access to health care in the name of global and temporal “fairness” yet we do not realize that as we eliminate the old and we eliminate the young, all we have left is us, the society of infinite tweens (that will age into that hated category of old eventually).
We are told that a group of individuals can come together as a united entity and exercise political speech if they call themselves a Union and not a Corporation.
We are told that the “right to choose” is not to be violated, nor is it to be exercised in choosing “what” to choose, be it school vouchers, concealed carry gun permits, gun registries, et cetera.
We harp about “politically correct” speech as we rescind the name of Jesus from public discourse and promote the name of Mohammed, change labels from positive to negative and from negative to positive (in the name of global and temporal “fairness” of course). We actively seek extenuating circumstances to excuse us from our every misdeed. Got a problem? There’s a gene for that (and an app that will tell you how to find it), and a drug that will keep you from dealing with it, and a program that will help you to pay for it (literally and figuratively), and a politician that will call it a right for you.
We have a breakdown in logical thinking in this country. We are told (via Main Stream Media, and Public Education) that capital punishment is wrong but abortion is right. (Actions have no consequences right?)
We will allow you to commit murder for the sake of privacy (ie abortion), yet we will forsake all privacy to prevent murder (ie terrorism).
Scientists are skeptics but science is about consensus.
Racism can only be avoided by an unwavering focus on race.
The sexes are identical, there is nothing a man can do that a woman cannot, yet there are things that a woman can do that a man cannot, therefore they are identical. (I’m still trying to figure this one out)
Christianity is a religion that teaches turning the other cheek, and love thy neighbor but is wrong because of its intolerance, bigotry and hatred. While Islam teaches a person to enslave, or murder their neighbor and is promoted because it is a tolerant religion of peace and love.
A privately owned bank is too big to fail, but publicly owned debt is too small to succeed?
Gun laws will be followed by people breaking murder laws.
Enforcing current laws is too difficult, so we need to pass new more stringent laws, because they will be easier to enforce?
We are constantly shown how “edgy” it is to be a non-conformist and go along with the group to get even with “the man” by making sure that “the man” gets larger and stronger and more conformist. We are told to fight conformity by adhering to a select group of viewpoints. These viewpoints become politically “correct” and therefore inviolate. A person opposing said viewpoint is guilty of emotionally disturbing or harming the protected class of thought, and is therefore nullified (regardless of their objective validity).
We are told that there is no absolute truth, which is in itself an absolute truth. By stating that there is no absolute truth we have declared and demonstrated to the world at large that absolute truth must exist.
We seem to be constantly told that hell, 1.5 billion Chinese can’t be wrong.
This image was selected as a picture of the week on the MalayWikipedia for the 26th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)