The Time Has Come to Call Fools Out Because Reality Matters

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Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him and say, ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’

Luke 14:28-30

I saw something on twitter that really caught my attention on Sunday

Now this kind of idiocy has been so common that it’s become as unremarkable as the background picture of the author in question, who suddenly decided the wisdom of his twitter account should be reserved for like minded individuals, perhaps other research scientists into genetics,

For a long time I figured the best thing was to ignore this stuff, after all who wants to get involved in this idiocy when we have real life to deal with. The fastest way to get dirty is to join a pig in the mud and ridicule can sometimes be a cruel thing and cruelty is contrary to christian charity. It’s a free country and if for example some dope thinks he’s Napoleon Bonaparte and chooses to live accordingly that’s his problem and not my business

But I’m thinking lately that letting these folks off easy was a mistake, it was not only wrong, but cruel and unchartable both to the person in question, but to ourselves and society.

By letting this stuff go on, particularly in a universities and in our media without challenge we have been like the man who when dealing with a spurious claim doesn’t bother to show up in court and is shocked when he loses because he’s presented no evidence to contradict his foe’s weak case.

Suddenly instead of ignoring the guy with the cocked hat and his hand in his breast you find yourself first ostracized and then punished if you don’t shout Vive L’Empereur whenever he passes by.

Suddenly the damage from this delusion is not confined to one idiot, but is suffered by society.

This is what we’ve done by not fighting the culture war, by not calling out the phony outrage, the phony gender business, the overstated claims concerning racism and sexism, by ceding the field we’ve allowed error to take hold and become destructive because said delusion is taught to the young and the impressionable who now become invested in it.

There was a time when I was young when if you saw for example a black doctor or a woman lawyer, you KNEW said person was exceptional. You knew they had to overcome barriers both legal and social to get where they were. As the old saying went, they had to be twice as good just to get the chance to achieve.

Both a change in the laws and a change in the cultural acceptance of the injustices that made those barriers have removed them, and rightly so.

Unfortunately many realized that there was power and profit in the grievance industry. It didn’t matter if a cause wasn’t just or an actual cause for grievance didn’t exist there was money to be had and political power to mobilize so damn it if there wasn’t a real cause we’d make one.

We’ve actually reached the point where people attending universities of higher learning whose annual cost is above the medium income in the richest most powerful country in the history of history, who are easily part of the top 1% most privileged people not only in the world now, but in this history of all humanity claim grievance if all things are not exactly what they want.

We’ve reached a point where enforcing the law is considered oppression, even in the neighborhoods where those who break the laws hold the people in fear and the body count becomes outrageous.

We’re at the point where simply biological reality is considered “hate”, segregation is considered progress and any suggestion that once should be taking personal responsibility for ones bad decision and actions is the ultimate insult.

This can’t stand.

We have to be willing to stand up and say “enough” and to fearlessly proclaim truth no matter how much pushback we get. We have to have the courage to scorn the attacks and press on. We have to have the courage of our convictions and express them loudly and in public, not only for ourselves and our children, but for those who are attacking us, whose feelings and sensibilities are offended by what we say.

Who is the better Doctor, the one who tells a patient they are well even if they are seriously ill or the one who diagnoses the disease and prescribes a painful regimen to cure them?

Who is the better parent? The one who lets their child drink and drive to make them happy or the one who sets rules to keep their kids safe and punishes them if they are broken.

Who is the better priest? One who declines to call sin “sin” as to not offend even if that path leads to destruction or the one who shepherds his flock correcting them toward the path to eternal life?

Does love win when you tell a comfortable lie vs a hard truth? I think not. You can’t head in the right direction without an accurate map and if you’re in the car and you know the driver is going the wrong way saying nothing will just get everyone lost.

I think reality is worth fighting for, do you?

Update:  Corrected a grammar error or two


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