July 23, 2015
So how’s this for something to do, to keep busy? Tear out the heart of your culture, hold a fire sale of its ideals (“Everything must go!”), and then fill up the gaping wound with ideas and practices that virtually the entire human race has condemned and rejected throughout all of history.
That’ll work! It’s got to! After all, nobody knew anything until sometime in the 1990s. Before that, everyone was wrong about everything. Almost everyone is still wrong about almost everything, but now at least we’ve got real smart intellectuals and scientific experts who are always right and all we’ve got to do is listen to them, and obey.
With this in mind, along comes The Learning Channel with “All That Jazz,” a schlockumentary about a “transgendered teen… as she [it’s really a he] balances school, family, and her [he is not a her, in fact] social life,” yatta-yatta.
Okay, so we’re going to have a new culture, a whole new civilization that’ll be so nice to live in, you just won’t believe it. But first our glorious leaders and culture-shapers are going to have to discard a few of those old traditions that hold us back from achieving utopia. These must go. Here are some of the ones that must go, like, right away.
Reality is really real.
God created us, and reveals Himself to us in the Bible. In fact, He created us male and female.
Truth is truth whether you or anybody else likes it or not. A fact is a fact for everyone.
We are what we are, and no amount of higher education can turn a sinner--not all that smart to begin with, and limited by prejudice, wishful thinking, misinformation, and ignorance—into an all-wise, all-knowing, all-virtuous philosopher-king.
We must not believe things like that anymore, and our leaders shouldn’t let us. They must give us new truths to believe in. Don’t worry, they’re more than eager to do it: don’t even try to stop them. So here are some new things for us to believe in that will make our lives meaningful and fun.
There is no such thing as reality, so you might as well accept as real whatever our leaders tell us is real, because they always know what’s best for us.
There is no God and the universe created itself; but now man—well, the select few of us—is smart enough to create the universe of the future. We are on the verge of becoming gods ourselves. Well, not all of us: you know who I mean.
“Male” and “female” are only psychological constructs. There is no such thing as either one. There are at least fifty different genders out there, probably more, and you can choose which one to belong to.
There is no objective truth, and some people’s facts are worth a lot more than others’. This, by the way, makes it really easy for the state to throw anyone into prison for libel. Canada and Sweden have already declared that the truth is no defense anymore. How can it be, if it doesn’t exist?
We are not stuck with who we are, no way, and of course enough education can turn a big fat dope into a genius. All right, all right, there are still some bugs that have to be ironed out. Like the girl who blew her $90,000 college fund on a lot of expensive nonsense—but that was only because she hadn’t been in college long enough to turn into a genius. Give her another fifteen or twenty years, and she’ll have her bachelor’s degree in Gender Justice Studies and be sharp as a tack.
Meanwhile, we are grateful to The Learning Channel for showing us, for proving to us beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the transgender life is good, normal, praiseworthy, probably even better than having a regular gender because you got to choose this new one, cute, charming, winsome, etc., etc. How many TV shows like this one will it take to convince most people that transgender individuals constitute some 35% of the population?
If everybody goes to college, not long at all.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com