Thursday, April 21, 2016

Our Age of Un-enlightenment

     As I watch in general the world, and specifically our nation, from the narrow window that is every individual's point of perspective, I have come to the conclusion that we have regressed. This regression has been, in recent years, an accelerated descent into an age of un-enlightenment. It seems as though the more technologically advanced we have become, the more unenlightened we have also become. I am not suggesting that technology is a causation of the condition of un-enlightenment, only a corollary. The real cause is a much more nefarious infection called Leftism.
     Intimated and inspired by the Left is the radical environmental movement, where its devotees have elevated the earth and its nature contain therein to the level of God, deserving of worship and praise. The individuals who have sanctified the climate through sacrifice of reason, are a throwback to other unenlightened periods in world history. As the simple peasants of unenlightened times imparted certain religious and mystical powers to the earth's accouterments, so do the modern day climate change zealots impart their own misplaced religious devotion to the object of their faith.
     Additionally inspired by the Left is their unenlightened sacrament of erasing the distinctions, placed their by nature, between males and females of the species. This is so egregiously backward as to have no equal in world history. For even the most simple-minded and irrational peoples of the past recognized the undeniable separation between the male and female sexes. The most recent violation of natural logic on this subject is the Lefts insistence that restrooms, previously assigned on the basis of one's genitals (not their feelings), be converted to symbols of Leftist intolerance for nature's truth. And as in every foray into un-enlightenment that the Left has pulled our nation into, the obliteration of the female and male sexes is a tyranny imposed on the vast majority of society by a vocal and miniscule minority.
     The current campaigns to win the presidency this Fall is glaringly exemplary of how far down the rabbit hole of un-enlightenment we have traveled. The front-runners on both sides of the political aisle are the quintessential examples of un-enlightenment. Both have character flaws one could drive a truck through, and ethics and morals that one would be hard pressed to find with an electron microscope. Added to these serious foibles is neither one's ability or willingness to step outside the vacuous shadows of their vapid rhetoric. Proof of the un-enlightenment is not so much in these individuals, but in the fact that a substantial number of people support them. Once again the Lefts emotionalism over intellect has even infiltrated the Right.
     Yes my friends, we have entered an age of un-enlightenment that could last quite a while. As communication has become easier, we meaningfully communicate less. As information becomes more ubiquitous, the truth becomes more scarce. As more of our population graduates college, our national intelligence quotient has collapsed. As our ability to do good has been made more possible through our prosperity, it seems we have chosen to feel good instead. And as quickly as we entered a new period in world history that should have lead to paradise, we have just as quickly set it ablaze with moral abandonment and selfishness ushered in by the Leftist ideology of the last fifty years.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Choice Between Arsenic and Hemlock

  I just realized it has been weeks since I have made a new post to this blog. That is what happens when one is working 70 hours a week, and is unable to find the time for even routine chores let alone commenting on the political machinations of the day. I do have some thoughts however on the recent complaining of Donald Trump about the Republican primary process and the yet another position on the Trump campaign by the ever-fluid Mark Levin. I will try as hard as I can to make sense of the senselessness of both topics and tie them together in a nice, neat package.
     The Trump campaign and his goose-stepping followers, realizing that the myth of overwhelming support for Donald Trump is drifting away like the vapor from an E-cigarette, have now begun to blame the Republican primary process for their candidate's electoral impotence. Both the candidate and his votaries have said the Republican primary process is corrupt and must be changed. Odd how they seemed blind to the flaws in the system only a couple months ago when the Trump campaign appeared unstoppable. And there does not seem to be any whining about the primary process from Donald Trump and his marionettes about the primaries he wins, only the ones he loses.
     So according to the Trump campaign the only fair primaries are the ones he wins, all others are corrupt and should go the way of the typewriter and the phone booth. Anyone who is being intellectually honest at all would admit that if The Donald had clinched the nomination by now we would not be subject to the constant whining about him being treated "unfairly." The whining by him and his devotees are a consequence of his inability to rise above 35% support and clinch the nomination with the accumulation of the 1237 delegates needed to be called the Republican nominee.
     As for Mark Levin and his constantly changing political values, I have to say I agree with his recent sentiment of not voting for Donald Trump under any circumstance. Although his reason for doing so is because of his perception that the Trump campaign personally attacked him, and not because he understands that Donald Trump would be a bigger disaster for the country than Hillary Clinton. It has been amazing to watch "The Great One's (that is what Mark Levin's trolls call him)" shifting position on The Donald. In the span of only six months Mr. Levin has gone from full-throated support for Mr. Trump, to now saying he would not vote for him if he is the nominee. Talk about values built on sand.
     As for all those who say Donald Trump could not be worse than Hillary Clinton, and might, just might be slightly better; is this what we have come to in this nation, i.e. voting for someone who we think can not be worse than the most corrupt and inept candidate to ever run? And who says Donald Trump could not be worse that Hillary Clinton? This is the most irrational reason to vote for a Republican candidate I have ever heard. To state categorically that Mr. Trump would not be worse than Hillary Clinton begs the question: Have these folks been paying attention to this campaign? Some on the Right have such a hatred for and a vendetta against Hillary Clinton that they are willing to elect someone worse just to keep her out of the White House.
     Not that I cherish a Hillary Clinton presidency. I do not. But a Trump presidency promises to be as bad if not worse. Let us hope that our choice is not between arsenic and hemlock, because neither is pleasant to think about and both will lead to a greater demise than we have already experienced.