History would be very different if Winston Churchill’s “We Shall Fight On The Beaches” speech had ended with: “Oh, and last night I was abducted by a UFO and they probed me for an hour or two.”
Our point, of course, is that if one wants his words to be taken seriously, the first priority is to avoid sounding like an idiot.
In that context, consider this article: Politically Correct Terrorism, and the Invincible Ignorance of the Left appearing in Canada Free Press, a source we haven’t tapped before. The writing is a bit over the top in a few places, but the author isn’t wrong when he says:
Political Correctness (PC) seeks to impose a uniformity of thought, word, and behavior on all Americans. It is Marxist in its roots, stifling in its influence, and destructive in its effects. It is diametrically opposed to the traditional American values of free speech, free thought, and freedom itself.
The article is strident, but it’s nevertheless a fair criticism of our political and educational systems. Despite such merits, this isn’t the sort of material we’d usually be discussing here, except for something near the end — and this is what drives us crazy. As victims of political correctness, the author tosses in:
Witness the “scientists” who decry the findings of Intelligent Design as being “theological nonsense,” or the climate “scientists” who close their minds to any data that doesn’t conform to their politically motivated findings. These “scientists,” aren’t scientists — they are ideological hacks. Many “teachers,” aren’t teachers — they are ideological propagandists. Many government “representatives,” aren’t representatives — they are ideological con-artists. And on, and on, ad nauseum.
We’ve written about the global warming issue only once or twice before, most recently here: Evolution, Creationism, and Global Warming. We don’t talk about it much because we don’t know the science. But we do know the politics of that issue, and we don’t like them one bit. Even if the experts are right about climate change, they’re morons (or maniacs) about economics. For that reason we can understand why conservatives are skeptical about the alleged “solutions” offered by global warming activists. Freedom should always be defended and tyranny resisted by every available means.
But while we understand why the politics of global warming is tossed into the rhetorical mix, why — Oh why? — do so many conservatives cover themselves with stupidity, destroy their credibility, and attack the theory of evolution as part of their political rhetoric?
There seems to be a missing link here. What’s conservative about denying reality and embracing creationism? While they’re denying evolution, why don’t they also deny the moon landings? The thought process is identical.
Just as Churchill would have lost all credibility by claiming to be a UFO abductee, so too would Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” speech have been ruined had he ended it by saying: “Last night I was seduced by a mermaid.” All of his revolutionary advocacy would have been lost in the laughter.
And so it is, dear reader, with creationism — including the extra-special, super-fraudulent, First Amendment stealth version known as intelligent design, which attempts to conceal creationism’s traditional ignorance behind a mask of mendacity.
If those who should be defending Western Civilization and the values of the Enlightenment remain in the thrall of creationism, then the future will one day write our epitaph:
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