Curtis Dahlgren
September 9, 2003
Is it kosher to be a realist?
By Curtis Dahlgren

Never mind, for the moment, why my opinions are so "opinionated," or whether I have my own 'skeletons.' "The world is full of fools," someone once said, "and he who would not see it should live alone and smash his mirror." The question really is, who's the biggest Pharisee, the biggest hypocrite?

The people who don't want to hear pessimistic warnings are the first ones who want to know if there's a traffic cop ahead (they may even have their own radar detector). When someone flashes his headlights at you, do you immediately accuse him of INTOLERANCE? Do you try to psychoanalyze the guy? No! So, who's the biggest hypocrite?

Paradoxically, the people who say that public servants "are ALL alike," and, "they're ALL crooks" are the same people who want politicians to micromanage our local affairs and personal lives more and more from far-off Washington DC.

The people who were first in line to promote the sexual "revolution" of the 60's and 70's are the same people who are now acting like fascists and "thought police" on selected issues.

The people who have always condemned our "Euro-centric" Western-Civ now want America to be 'more like Europe' in many matters, including health insurance and morality.

The people who call the wolf ENDANGERED are the same people who call an unborn child UNWANTED.

The people who call "barbaric" the painless execution of a perpetrator of a cruel murder are the same people who think the dismemberment of an unborn baby is of the realm of "progressivism" and "enlightenment."

The people who are always crying "Separation of church and state" are the same people who try to impose the agenda of THEIR religion in the name of "Mother Nature."

The same people who favor billions of dollars spent on light rail, etc. (public transportation) are the same people who won't even let their kids ride home on the public school bus, circling the school with minivans.

The people who screamed about "book burners" are the same people who want to ban "Huckleberry Finn" and any book even slightly critical of Darwinism.

The people who send others to "sensitivity classes" are the same people who wouldn't hesitate to tell a young biology student, "When are you going to quit believing that crap your parents teach you?"

The very same people who took the Reds away from Marge Schott and sent John Rocker to psychiatric treatment for their "insensitive speech" are the people who just yawn when Ted Turner says Christianity is a religion for weak people or when Alec Baldwin says! we should attack a congressman's family physically for the way he does his job. In that case, it was just a joke (maybe even a funny one).

The people who want "federal aid" for anti-Christian "art" are the same people who think a kid drawing a picture of Christ in a public school is guilty of "hatred" or "harassment."

The people who lampooned Ozzie and Harriet and the "Norman Rockwell America" are the same people who now want to "keep it country" and save the "grandfather trees" (but "tear down all the dams").

The people who complain when a politician mentions God's name are the same people who lobby for "Deep Ecology" in the name of THEIR god, Mother Earth, "the Great Mother of the gods."

The people who used the "RIGHT TO PRIVACY" to institutionalize abortion are the same people who claim OSHA has the right to inspect your home if you work out of your home.

The same people who teach that the human spirit and human nature are basically good are the same people who teach that Man is nothing but an animal and is free to behave like an animal if he so desires.

The people who used to ridicule a marriage license as nothing more than a "piece of paper" are the same ones who now hail it as the Holy Grail for gays!

The very same people who had a habit of saying "Stay out of my bedroom" are now trying to impose external rules on private organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Christian schools and camps. Excuse me? I DON'T THINK SO!

Webster says that one of the definitions of the word "bull" is "a ludicrous or self-contradictory statement, nonsense"! These promulgators of psychobabble teach that religion is a form of mental illness, and yet these very same people hold all these ludicrous and self-contradicting ideologies.

The only thing these people are consistent about is that while they are selective as to which of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution they believe in, they're also selective as to which of the Ten Commandments they observe. When living in Lala land, words are subjective, so the word "unconstitutional" never matters unless their agenda can be promoted by its invocation. And any attempt to define "sin" equates with hatred. This false premise I reject utterly, and I say beware: such outlandish split-personalities are not fit to hold offices of public power.

When they speak of "tolerance," what they really mean to say is, "YOU must tolerate US OR ELSE!" So, who are the biggest hypocrites, and why do we bow to their every wish? And, is it kosher to be a pessimist? Yes, unless you LIKE having your head in the sand.

America, no more bull; please phone home!

© Curtis Dahlgren

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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in the frozen tundra of Michigan's U.P., 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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