It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world…and it gets crazier by the day…
THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF THE WORLD’S INSAINTY
First let’s define insanity as used here. I consulted several Dictionaries and Thesauruses and culled the definition of insanity, or being insane, down to:
Folly, Foolishness, Idiocy, Irrational, Illogical, Madness, Stupidity, Silly/Silliness…
Though the focus will be on “the ingredients” we need to have an agreed, and consistent definition of insanity as we go along because what this is and what it leads up to IS insane.
FIRST INGREDIENT: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.
The Left in America would have us (Constitutionalists, Realists, Conservatives, Christians) believe several things about the term Political Correctness, or Politically Correct (PC), they are thusly:
- It’s an innocuous, benign term, to convey civility in thought, speech and actions.
- To BE Politically Correct (PC) is good, acceptable, preferable, and lauded.
- To NOT be PC is to make one the target of scorn, ridicule, mockery, lampooning, and even being banned, boycotted, and physically attacked, and even arrested.
Where did this term get it’s impetus? From whence did it get it’s start, grounding, as it were in modern day usage? Notice that PC is all about control and conformity. While being for Law and Order, and Justice are good and commendable, thought, word, and life control is not. So, where did it arise? HERE :
The phrase “politically correct” is ubiquitous in America today. I complain about political correctness now and again, but I’d never given any thought to the phrase’s origins. Codevilla, however, offers a fascinating look.
“The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself,” writes Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University.
The semi-humorous reminder went something like this:
“Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.”
“Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.”
The anecdote was a vital reminder in Stalin’s empire: Stray from the party’s official position and it could mean death. Whether or not something was true mattered less than whether or not it advanced the Idea (i.e. the Party’s interest).
How does this apply to America today? Codevilla says progressives, like the Marxists before them, have a simple raison d’etre: fix a broken society.
“The formula is straightforward: the world is not as it should be because society’s basic, ‘structural’ feature is ordered badly….For Marx and his followers that feature is conflict over the means of production in present-day society…. For Freudians it’s sexual maladjustment, for followers of Rousseau it’s social constraint, for positivists it is the insufficient application of scientific method, for others it is oppression of one race by another. Once control of society passes exclusively into the hands of the proper set of progressives, each sect’s contradictions must disappear as the basic structural problem is straightened out.”
The methods of the Communists and progressives differ, but the goal is one and the same: achieve “cultural hegemony,” a political phrase popularized by Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), an Italian Marxist and politician who became prominent in progressive circles decades after his death.
NEXT INGREDIENT: MULTICULTURALISM.
multiculturalism. The view that the various cultures in a society merit equal respect and scholarly interest. It became a significant force in American society in the 1970s and 1980s as African-Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic groups explored their own history.
As The Leftists define and explain it to US (Constitutionalists, Conservatives, Realists, Christians) it goes thusly:
Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.
What it really means:
The birth of the concept of multiculturalism can be traced back to the writings of Horace Kallen, who advocated a policy of “cultural pluralism”. Kallen, a German-born Jewish-American philosopher, first published his ideas in 1915. He attacked assimilation and the melting-pot theory, and instead proposed that America should become a “commonwealth of… nationalities”. Ignoring the potential threats to the ideal of a unified society, Kallen encouraged a philosophy of ethnic separatism, despite warnings that cultural pluralism would “result in the Balkanisation of the United States”.(14)
In his critique of the “cult of ethnicity”, The Disuniting of America, Arthur Schlesinger relates how “The gospel of cultural pluralism was at first largely confined to academics, intellectuals, and artists“ but that, after the Second World War “The civil rights revolution provoked new expressions of ethnic identity by the now long-resident ‘new migration’ from southern and eastern Europe”. He notes that the pressure for the new cult of ethnicity came not from the ethnic minorities en masse (who saw themselves as Americans), but “from their often self-appointed spokesmen“. Schlesinger says that the ethnic upsurge “began as a gesture of protest against the Anglocentric culture”, but became a “cult”, and now threatens the unity of America.(15)
The fatally flawed concept of cultural pluralism eventually took hold in other countries…
…the ideology of multiculturalism took root…where it became the rallying cry of various academics , liberals, and “lefties”..
…It was a concept popular with the liberalistic academia and “migrant intellectuals … [who] found the idea of multiculturalism attractive”. Not only was the concept “a popular idea with the new intelligentsia, but more important, it had clearly struck a responsive chord with many immigrant communities, particularly those from southern Europe”.(19) …
WITH THESE TWO AS THE MAIN INGREDIENTS LET’S LOOK AT THE “SEASONINGS”, “SPICES”, AS IT WERE…
FREEDOM OF TRANSFORMED INTO FREEDOM FROM.
Back in 1962 one, lone, bitter (is there any other kind) Atheist went through the U.S. Courts all the way to The Supreme Court, where the most vile, Liberal court we’ve ever had agreed with the one, lone, bitter atheist that God had/has NO part in Public School, Public lands, or Public proceedings, and, essentially God was BANNED from America.
Which led to another bitter, lone atheist attacking America’s Pledge of Allegiance in 2004 to have the mention of God removed, and to have America’s Motto changed to remove God from it, AND to have said motto removed from all our currency.
What we saw in this modern, materialistic era was America’s roots, history, heritage, and identity attacked and undermined. America was FOUND BY Christians, FOUNDED BY Christians, and FOUNDED UPON Christian, Biblical Principles, see:
UPON REMOVING/BANNING GOD, THE BIBLE, AND CHRISTIANITY FROM ALL PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND CONSIDERATION LIBERALISM BEGAN TO FLOOD THE VOID WITH MORE AUTHORITARIANISM AND TYRANNY. WHY? IF GOD, THE BIBLE, AND CHRISTIAN MORALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO MAINTAIN A CIVIL SOCIETY WITH LAW AND ORDER…SOME OTHER “STRONG MAN” MUST NEEDS STEP IN OR THERE IS ANARCHY AND CHAOS….WHICH IS WHY LEFTISTS INSIGHT CHAOS BEFORE STEPPING IN TO TAKE CONTROL.
Do even a cursory study of history and you’ll see that BEFORE a Tyrant or Authoritarian government can step into power they MUST NEEDS via chaos, unrest, rioting and protests confuse, muddle and generate HATE for what was, destroy it, and replace with their brand of tyranny. Each time something good, or at least better than what
was to follow, was in place. Rather than actually work to IMPROVE any of the ills the malcontents railed about their ONLY plan and course of action was to burn it all down and rebuild in THEIR IMAGE.
THIS is what we see and suffer through in America since at least 1962.
Rather than actually SOLVE the problems that the few decried, they sat out to overturn, overthrow, and takeover.
Some it was little by little.
Others wanted to burn it all down and rebuild.
BUT BOTH groups of Leftists wanted ultimate control…one way or another.
If we promote the idea that Liberty INCLUDES personal responsibility, accountability, a strong work ethic, free markets, private property, and our other God given rights then we are labeled as NOT PC, and enemies.
Because the end game with Leftists is NOT to solve problems-
BUT TO TAKE, HAVE, AND KEEP CONTROL.
They know better than anyone else.
They know better than everyone else.
They lead. We, the masses, are to comply and follow…because while they may be incorrect in every way imaginable…they ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT…KOMRADE…
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.