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We laugh at the silliness of other ages
but are mostly blind to our own.
It will be the task of future Americans
—assuming any future Americans—
to laugh at the age in which we live.
It is not at all an exaggeration to say
that we moderns are infected with
the greatest superstitions ever conceived.
Many of these errors are part of what we call conventional wisdom; that is, they are believed without question in some form or other by most folks. Those who challenge these wisdoms are viewed as fools or demons or idiots, beneath contempt and beyond the pale—and often suffer professionally or personally for their views. This is especially true for those who criticize Environmentalism and Evolution. These wisdoms are taught in schools, paraded in public and receive government funding. They are part of the established dogma of our time. Most are logically inconsistent and philosophically incoherent.
Here are the most popular errors of our time in no particular order of importance:
Environmentalism: This is actually a religion of sorts, rather a cheap rehash of Babylonian nature worship mixed in with a poor understanding of both the laws of physics and economics. The believers certainly act as if it is a religion, and respond accordingly if their dogmas are questioned. They have been remarkably successful in getting their programs instituted in public schools and their ideas in the media. Hapless middle schoolers around the US engage in recycling, separating trash and cleaning vacant lots, all under the approving eye of their teacher, himself an addled product of such indoctrination. While our kids pick up trash, the Korean kids study math.
Just for fun, ask one of these educators for evidence, say, that recycling actually does what it is supposed to do—save energy, for example—and he will look at you as if you had asked for proof that the world is round. Continue asking for evidence and—I assure you—he will get angry. It would be as if you had questioned his religion, which of course you had.
And for even more fun, check out the claims made by all these eco-types over the past 30 years, everything from population bombs to mass famines to shortages of resources to the disappearing rain forest. None have come true, alas! But this does not stop them. True believers, they carry on in the face of logic and economics.
Global Warming: This is a subset of environmentalism. Practitioners of this silliness weave scary stories of melting ice caps and flooded islands and endangered polar bears so as to frighten children. It is spoken of as if it is a real and present danger to the world. It is presented in schools as if all scientists believe it to be true. This is hardly the case, as any research will show. The global warming types claim to believe that they can predict the world’s climate one hundred years down the road, yet real meteorologists who deal with the real world find it hard to predict the weather from one day to the other.
Population Explosion: Another subset. This is just dusted-off Malthus. The theory is beguiling in its simplicity: population growth will outgrow available resources, thus leading to famines. This theory is true for deer and rabbits but hardly for humans. The believers in this intellectual mess have a rather dim view of their fellow man, who to them is only one more mouth to feed. They ignore that man also has a brain and two hands. This is why these types support population control through condom distributions, abortions, euthanasia and sterilizations. The end result is a hatred for man, which is why those most deeply committed to this stupidity fantasize about a world where all humans have been extinguished.
If their doctrines were true, that too many people leads to poverty, then the most crowded places on the planet would also be the most poor. Sadly for them, the most crowded places are also the wealthiest: Hong Kong, Manhattan, Tokyo-Osaka. More sadness for them, the areas of the world near bereft of humanity are the poorest: Angola, the Congo (or whatever name it goes by this week), Bolivia. It is thus logically coherent to conclude that the more people there are, the more wealth creation there is, as long as there is also capitalism—which is why Mexico City is both packed and poor.
Evolution: This is another religion, and is recognized as such by its more intelligent proselytizers. (Please see The Humanist Manifesto for complete details.) It has been even more successful than environmentalism in gaining acceptance as conventional wisdom. Like environmentalism, it is hammered into the heads of students from elementary to college. No dissenting views are allowed, for any one who speaks against evolution must be—incredible as it sounds in this day and age!—a Christian, or worse, a Fundamentalist version of the same.
The only thing wrong with evolution is that there is little evidence for it. Before you faint, please recall that the late Stephen Jay Gould, the worlds’ pre-eminent evolutionist, recognized this problem. He said that it was “evolution’s little secret.” After all, he should know. Simply stated, the evidence in the fossil layers does not bear out the extravagant claims made by the avatars of evolution. Rather than showing one species becoming another, the record shows the opposite: legions of animals that exist no more, a fantastic zoo of trilobites and mastodons and archaeopteryxes. The fossil record shows extinction, not creation.
Rather than admit error, evolutionists came up with an idea that washes away this lack of evidence. It is called ‘punctuated equilibrium.’ Simply put, they imagine that new species evolved from old ones too suddenly to leave any sign in fossils. That is, the lack of evidence is the evidence. Clever boys!
The total amount of fossil ‘evidence’ as presented by evolutionists would scarcely take up the space on a pool table. Evolutionists and their scholarly brethren, anthropologists go wild with glee when they find a tooth in some God-forsaken African valley. They will spin fanciful tales about the creature whose mouth was once adorned by this tooth. They conjure up lifestyles, settlement patterns, food preferences, mating habits, use of artifacts and on and on. They will hire an artist to design a mouth, then a cranium, then an entire skeletal system for our creature. His picture will be fleshed out with imaginary flesh and the artist will show our creature shambling about amid a background complete with smoking volcanoes and ambling mammoths. Both this and his ‘biography’ will now be published in academic journals, and shazaam!—another Australopithecus is born!
Would you believe it if I told you that both high school and college biology textbooks are loaded with so-called proofs for evolution—tales of peppered moths, Trees of Life, Haeckel’s Embryos—that are false and known to be false even by the evolutionists?
Socialism: This is really just sloppy thinking and gooey sentimentalism. It professes a charming faith in the benevolence of government and human nature. Its basic premise is that citizens are too stupid to spend their wages intelligently, and so the government will have to seize most of it to provide things such as housing, food, education, health care, clothing and retirement. Thus, high taxes to the rescue of an ignorant citizenry. This is the position of the Democrat Party today.
Alas, the evidence of a wise and all-knowing government is sorely lacking in the annals of history. Governments do not create wealth, they either redistribute it or waste it. High taxes destroy taxpayers’ incentive to work. Thus such regimes always exhibit low levels of productivity. Less productivity means fewer taxes to gather. Fewer taxes to gather means less income for government. Less income for government means taxes must be raised to support government programs. Higher taxes means less productivity…and so on.
Those among us who are enamored with socialism forget that all the promises made by socialist governments to their citizens have been supplied for countless millennia to both prisoners and slaves.
Communism: This is a true religion. It has an eschatology, saints, relics, holy days, holy texts, sacred ceremonies and a variety of cult practices. It is really what Marx called “scientific socialism” to distinguish it from its watery cousin. Scientific, because Marx claimed to have discovered that behind all of History lay economics. Marx used Hegel’s dialectic, mixed it with his journalistic writings, tossed in some Ricardo and added his complete misunderstanding of wealth creation to come up with The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Never mind that every prediction Marx made has been false, his theory had an incredible run of success from 1917 until today. The reason is that it provides a superb and efficient method for any ruthless class of men to seize power in any state. No political system is immune to this, not even ours. This explains the coming to power of Obama, a true believer if their ever was one.
Communism absolutely hates private property and competing religions, which is why the first things communists do when they gain control of a state is to seize all ownership of production and to imprison priests, pastors and rabbis. It moves on to regarding its citizens as chattel to be used by the government at its discretion. If its subjects do not wish to be treated as such, there are prisons and gulags to be built and then filled with the recalcitrant. Thus are the essentials of a police state created.
Otherwise reasonable people find themselves saying silly things about communism, such as: “Well, communism is a fine theory, it just has not been applied in the right way.” It other words, it fails every time it is tried. There is a word to describe such a theory: false.
No one outside of the Spartans and members of Plato’s Republic would ever live in such a nightmare, so the subjects have a nasty habit of getting the Hell out if they can. They have always in the past come to the US, but as we ourselves are sinking into a communist morass of tyranny and idiocy, there will be no place on earth free from some form of this madness.
Democracy: This is wildly misunderstood even—especially—by the chattering classes of the world. It means “rule by the people,” and can be either in pure form, as Athens was, or in diluted form, as the US is. Most moderns use it in the Athenian form, which is really nothing more dramatic than majority rule. Thus 51 percent of the citizenry can vote to enslave the other 49 percent. This soon devolves into anarchy and thence into civil war and thence into dictatorship.
In 5600 years of history democracy has been around for only about 400 of them. We moderns prattle on that democracy is suitable for every nation on earth, but such a belief is absurd. In Africa democracy has been a complete sham, resulting in “one man, one vote, one time,” and has brought to power those most talented in murder and rapine. Most Latin American democracies are really oligarchic kleptocracies run through and through by mercantilist fantasies—Argentina for example—and ruled by prancing buffoons and medal-festooned felons—Argentina for example. Churchill said that “democracy was the worst form of government—except for all the others.” As such democracy is the best that fallen man can hope for in this world, alas. Recall that Jesus calls us to enter His Kingdom, not His parliament.
All of these errors share a common cause, and that is modern man’s flight from Reason. No such abandonment of rationality could have occurred without an abandonment of Revelation preceding it. We think the Supernatural fanciful, and are thus led to place all our bets upon the natural. This soon becomes a reliance upon man himself to supply all our needs and dispel all our fears and solve all our difficulties. One look at the direction of our own government points this out in magnificent clarity.
The result of our modern age descending into madness will be nothing more exotic than the sort of world government so desired by the avatars of all those errors above. Already these ideas have hold of all our governing and intellectual classes. These creatures are working feverishly to impose their own illnesses upon all of humanity through the mechanism of a global state.
Given enough time and provided with no opposition, they will succeed.
Update: Donald Sensing writes of what lies behind environmentalism. It is a not a pretty read. It was not meant to be.
At bottom, modern environmentalism has discarded scientific rigor to embrace something not much different than Leninism, the desire to control the major components of the way individuals live. From there it is a short step for environmentalism to Leninism’s successor: Stalinism, the desire to control every aspect of the way we live. That’s our future, minus the gulags. We hope.
When has Stalinism not led to gulags?
Errors Of The Age
April 29th, 2009
"We have heard of the impious doctrine in the old world, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the new, in another shape -- that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to the views of political institutions of a different form? It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object."
--James Madison, Federalist No. 45
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.