The West has gone by many eras — the so-called Darkish Ages, the Renaissance, the Age of Purpose, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Age, and the Publish-Fashionable. The current period is the Age of the Absurd.
When it comes to the absurdities the cultural elites consider, and have satisfied lots of individuals to consider, there has by no means been a time like in the present day.
Here’s a checklist of essentially the most ridiculous that instantly come to thoughts.
No. 1: Males Give Beginning
Heading the checklist must be the novel redefinition — certainly, denial of — intercourse and gender, resulting in such reality-defying statements as “males give start,” “males menstruate,” “birthing particular person” as a substitute of “mom,” and to the Disney theme parks now not greeting guests as “women and gents” or “girls and boys.”
No. 2: It’s Truthful to Permit Organic Males to Compete in Girls’s Sports activities?
We’re speculated to consider that organic males should not have an innate bodily benefit in competing in opposition to ladies. That is asserted as reality by each Ivy League college, just about each different college, most excessive faculties, and by just about all of the elite media.
No. 3: Defund Police and Crime Will Lower
We’re speculated to consider that with fewer police we may have much less violent crime. Any 10-year-old acknowledges the sentiment as absurd.
No. 4: Racial Segregation is Antiracist. Opposition to Racial Segregation is Racist
Columbia College and plenty of different universities have all-black dormitories and all-black graduations. They preserve that race-based segregation will not be racist. Opposition to it’s.
No. 5: ‘Latinx’
As a result of human sexuality is “not binary,” languages with gendered nouns should be neutered, resulting in labeling Latinos “Latinx.” That just about nobody from or residing in Latin America makes use of this absurd phrase doesn’t faze The New York Occasions or your native college.
No. 6: Your Race Issues
One of many least essential points of human beings is the colour of their pores and skin. It’s no extra essential than the colour of their sneakers.
Its insignificance is well demonstrated. If the colour of an individual’s pores and skin, are you aware something in regards to the particular person? The reply, in fact, is, no. If I do know your race, I do know nothing else about you. And if I believe I can decide something about you on the premise of your race, I’m a racist.
No. 7: Variety is Power — and the Happiest Nations within the World are Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland
It’s an axiom of the woke, the house of the absurd, that “variety is our best power.” But, The New York Occasions, the main media voice of the Age of the Absurd, featured an opinion piece in regards to the happiest international locations on the planet. The second paragraph started, “Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland led the 2018 rating of the World Happiness Report.”
Not as soon as did The Occasions or the author notice that the 4 “happiest” international locations on the planet are in no way various. In truth, they’re among the many least various international locations within the Western world. They’re nearly solely white, nearly solely Protestant Christian (or from a Protestant Christian background), and all their residents communicate the identical language. America, however, is by far essentially the most radical experiment in racial, spiritual, and ethnic variety.
No. 8: Free Speech Does Not Permit for Hate Speech
“I’m at no cost speech, however not for hate speech” is the view of virtually half of America’s younger folks and just about all its elites. So widespread is perception within the absurd that these folks don’t perceive that the assertion is self-contradictory. It renders the phrases “free speech” meaningless. By definition, free speech permits for hate speech. If it doesn’t, “free speech” means nothing greater than speech with which one agrees.
No. 9: You’re Not a Human Being Till You’re Born
There isn’t any must consider in God or in any faith to know the absurdity of this assertion. If we’re not human beings till start, what are we 5 minutes — or 5 months — previous to start, when now we have a heartbeat and mind waves? Nonhuman?
No. 10: Capitalism is Evil
Abject poverty has been the norm for almost all folks all through historical past. But, within the final century alone, billions of individuals have been lifted out of poverty. And there is just one cause: capitalism.
No. 11: America is Systemically Racist
The manifest absurdity of this declare is well demonstrated. Previously many years, greater than three million black folks have immigrated to America from Africa and the Caribbean. And possibly tens of thousands and thousands extra wish to. Are all these folks fools — selecting to maneuver to a systemically racist nation? Are they ignorant — unaware that America is systemically racist?
The non-absurd know the solutions: all these blacks are neither fools nor ignorant. They understand how fortunate they’re to maneuver to America — as a result of this nation is so tolerant and so overwhelmingly non-racist. Folks don’t transfer to international locations that hate them. No Jews moved to Germany within the Nineteen Thirties.
We stay within the Age of the Absurd. The one query is, why? I believe I do know the reply and can focus on it in a future column. Within the meantime, share these 11 absurdities with buddies and family members, particularly with those that truly assume they make sense.
Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His newest books, printed by Regnery, are The Rational Passover Haggadah (March 2022) and The Rational Bible, a commentary on the ebook of Genesis (Might 2019). His movie, “No Secure Areas,” was launched to residence leisure nationwide on September 15, 2020. He’s the founding father of Prager College and could also be contacted at dennisprager.com.
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