Curtis Dahlgren
Swing LEFT, Sweet Chariot: Delusions of the alpha-offended (part 2)
By Curtis Dahlgren
January 17, 2015

"It would be nice if more people could at least stop acting like wusses." – USA Today, 12-26-14 ("Land of the free, home of the wuss?"

THE ISSUE IS FREE SPEECH V. ACADEME POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. The editors won't be invited to any White House bashes and The Associated Press might even "shun" the USA Today if they keep writing like this:

"[America] invented large-scale democracy and nurtured its growth around the world . . Yet to look around the USA is to see fear and anxiety . . take the many universities so afraid of offending people that they have muzzled the very debate that is reputed to be one of their hallmarks. [One] example of this was Brandeis University's reversal of a decision to give an award to . . a Somali-born champion of women's rights and a fierce critic of Islam . . [even though] it and other universities have long accommodated people hostile to religion . . "[!]

In other words, women's rights are good, but it depends! (i.e., there are "bad" religions – Christianity – and some not so bad). The Big-man-on-campus today is the Palestinian or the Islamist ("the enemy of my enemy is my friend"). Besides, the latter might chop off your head. The USA Today says:

"If you didn't know better, you'd think this was a nation of wimps. . . All this raises the question of why so many are so scared . . Part is the fear of lawyers and lawsuits in an overly litigious society. And part comes from a cynical age that has eroded faith in so many institutions."

I don't know if you can say that, but they just did! I might add, demonizing the more conservative churches is a big part of the problem of fear. "Great peace have those who love Thy Law, and nothing shall OFFEND them," saith the psalmist.

Someone mentioned the irony in the fact that Louis Brandeis himself was a champion of Freedom of Speech. Thomas Jefferson said that "few in their after-years have occasion to change their college opinions," so it's time to take a wide-eyed look at political correctness in the 21st century. Someone mentioned recently that 80 percent of the members of the Weather Underground of the 1960s are now tenured professors!

"Against stupidity the very gods themselves toil in vain."
That's to paraphrase someone (I could give you the exact quotation next week).

POINT IS, the "large-scale" democracy that we invented is morphing into the worst of both worlds: Demonstrations in the streets (anarchy) with Oligarchy and Monarchy in the high courts and White House. When Napoleon dissolved the Legislature about 200 years ago, he said:

"Who are you? Nothing. I am the throne."

And the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for 'good' men to do
nothing, Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell.


For the record, Liberal Europe is witnessing the chickens coming home to roost. I don't approve of the cackling and crowing though. As for the perpetrators of the massacres in France, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iraq/Syria, Somalia (etc.), what were they THINKING (if anything)? Is this the new key to FAME?

After a young American shot up a mall a few years ago, his landlord said:

"He was a piece of s – t all his life – and now he'll be famous."

[Only thing is, I've forgotten his name. Or even which mall he shot up. The same fate – being forgotten in the end – awaits the Boston bomber and all the other Barbarians. WITH OR WITHOUT THE 72 VIRGINS.]

So what are the anti-Christian/anti-semitic wussy academicians in America afraid of (when they stifle us and when they shush us)?

Maybe it's really this (to paraphrase a poem from the 1960s):

"The mild idealists who start our social revolutions don't realize that they end up with executions.

"And the first ones on their list are the Mild Idealists."

Take the French Revolution. PLEASE! Forty thousand "enemies of the Idealists" had their heads chopped off in Paris alone. The brains of anyone who was anyone (businessmen, farmers, clergymen) were thus lost in blood that flowed ankle-deep to nearly knee-deep in Paris. NO WONDER Germany had such an easy time conquering Paris twice in the 20th century. The Radicals of "Liberty, equality, fraternity" massacred as many as 300,000 of their own people in northwest France.

They started out by killing the king. Conditions didn't improve. They killed the rest of the royals. When things didn't improve, they closed the churches and killed priests and nuns. And all the other "scapegoats." Finally, the most-radical-of-them-all, Robespierre himself, ended upon the guillotine.

"The first ones on their lists are the mild idealists"

And with the coming of Napoleon, things only went from Bad to Worst.

[See Bill Federer's article at WorldNetDaily.]

Anyway, point is:

"Be careful what you wish for" (we still have people among us today who would like to see a Revolution, so don't talk to me about "police killings" – unless you mean the killing of police officers, which literally surged in 2014 by some 35 percent).

PPS: A closing quote from Ayn Rand:

"When you see that in order to produce you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods but in favors; when you see men get rich more easily by graft than by work –

"You may know that your society is doomed."

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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