We live in a time where credentials denote stupdity and it is the unlettered man who usually knows better.
Everywhere I look, I see people with advanced degrees and impeccable education advocating policies that are no only illogical but completely at cross-purposes with their stated values and objectives.
Take your pick: education, foreign policy, health care - it's idiots all the way down.
The current moral panic over college rape is a great example. Colleges have not been safer since reliable records have been kept, yet now is the time when everyone is freaking out about rape. Okay, it isn't rape, it's "sexual assaut" which apparently need not be either sexual or an actual assault.
When you get right down to it, the term now translates as: "Stuff Affluent White Girls Don't Like."
Once upon a time, people concerned about safety would look for ways to empower potential victims. Today, that is considered "blaming the victim."
Thus, suggesting that women maybe shouldn't become incapacitated by drink before hanging out wiht a group of total strangers is a mean, hateful and #WaronWimmen thing. No, the proper thing is to "teach men not to rape."
Gee, why didn't anyone think of that? Who knew we could eliminate all crime just be teaching kids that it is bad? What wonders we graduate from the schools these days!
I suppose I should not be too surprised - the Left has always denied the concept of Original Sin. Instead, they believe that man can be perfected. Given the right coercive apparatus, we will build the New Man and he shall be a living (secular) angel on earth.
When I stared this blog, I had hope for the future. I thought we might prevail upon people before it was too late. Now I must admit that I'm looking forward to rebuilding it after the whole thing comes crashing down.
Despite years of recession*, the upper classes are not yet feeling the pain and until they do, we will obsess about ever more trivial matters.
*Yes, I saw the GDP numbers today. Amasing how bright and cheerful they were - perfectly timed for the midterms, too! I believe they are as true and genuine as the fudged unemployment numbers in 2012. Before people accuse me of being irrational, I must ask: Once you know the government has lied before, why would you ever trust it again - especially if the people who did it last time are still in charge?