The sirens and flashing lights of the Drool-o-tron™ summoned us to the control room, where the blinking letters of its wall display said RenewAmerica. As you know, RenewAmerica is the latest winner of the Curmudgeon’s coveted Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo which adorns this post.
Our computer was locked into this item at that endlessly entertaining website: On Milton’s Paradise Lost. It was written by Ellis Washington. If you’re not familiar with Ellis’ writing, the best example of his cosmic-level thinking can be found here, Scripture Trumps Darwin, when he informed us of “the syllogism that was a foundation of Western civilization”:
His recent articles at RenewAmerica have been spectacularly boring. He’s been rehashing what he finds in the Encyclopedia Britannica Great Books of the Western World, and today’s essay is in that pattern. It’s long, but most of it is his retelling of the story in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and he also describes Milton’s Areopagitica. If you were Ellis’ teacher and he handed this in, you’d give it a very low grade because it looks like all he’s done is recite what he read in a standard reference work.
However, near the end he contributes his own thinking. Here are some excerpts from that, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Tragically, in modern times, the more educated people become, the more access (through the Internet) they have to voluminous amounts of knowledge that would have dwarfed the famed library of Alexandria which contained most of the ancient manuscripts from antiquity (burned down by Caesar in 48 B.C.), the more ignorant the masses seem to be.
Are we really more ignorant than people in Milton’s time — the 1600s? Here’s why Ellis thinks we are:
How else can one explain the universal love of Marxism, socialism and fascism?
He’s got a point there. Then he shows us that he’s not one of the ignorant masses. Follow this closely, dear reader:
Because most people today seem incapable of critical thinking of using syllogistic reasoning to do even childlike problems any kindergartener could deduce (e.g., ‘It’s wrong to take another child’s candy, because that’s stealing and stealing something that doesn’t belong to you is immoral and wrong’).
Stealing is wrong because it’s wrong? That’s an example of Ellis’ syllogistic reasoning? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And now we come to the thundering climax at the conclusion:
As I end this essay, the question of ultimate concern is who will be our champion, our Redeemer in modern times? Who will to have the courage to cast out the legions of socialists, Marxists, progressives, liberals and evolution atheists who like squatters for centuries have infiltrated every institution of civil society and culture perverting it and destroying our Judeo-Christian legacy of our forefathers?
Who will save us from the evolution atheists? A bold question! We don’t know the answer, but we do know one thing — it won’t be anyone who writes for RenewAmerica.
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