Do you feel ostracized? Do you feel that you must impose upon yourself a membership in the silent minority when you are actually in the company of those with whom you should be most outspoken (such as family members and acquaintances) in order to inform those who have been misinformed or mislead or have refused to delve deeply enough into a controversial issue to truly understand what is at stake? Are you repulsed by certain positions people embrace, such as support for abortion, euthanasia, population control, contraception, same-sex “marriage”, licentiousness in the entertainment world (music, books, television, commercials, movies) or any other position that makes you cringe?
Hopefully everyone has some (hopefully many) immoral behaviors which they absolutely cannot condone or tolerate. And if that is true, why do they find it intolerable for you to hold a position on a grave matter that differs from their own? I imagine that everyone of sane mind is repulsed by the immoral act (and crime) of child molestation. Surely they have at least drawn a line of intolerance at such a depraved act of inhumanity. Yet they may believe that some of your lines of intolerance are absurd and even offensive or repulsive to them. What behaviors or positions do you think are absurd?
Quotes from The Pro-Absurdity Revolution by David Carlin:
Over the past fifty years or so we have witnessed in the United States what we have called the sexual revolution. I suspect it is much more than that. Sex was only the opening wedge. Philosophers and moralist and popes often speak of relativism – even the dictatorship of relativism – and things like narcissism, nihilism, radical autonomy, the age of pure will, and other such high notions. But it’s even more radical than that.
It is a revolution in favor of absurdity; a revolution against rationality; a revolution against civilization. Against reality itself.
To be a liberal today, you have to believe in many absurd things. For instance, you have to believe:
- that unborn babies are not babies, are not human beings;
- that sexual relations between two men or two women are perfectly natural;
- that, therefore, only narrow-minded bigots would oppose same-sex marriage.
Newly added to the liberal creed are these two articles:
- that a man is a woman if he feels he’s a woman, and that a woman is a man if she feels she’s a man;
- that it’s bigotry to hold that men’s rooms should be reserved for men and women’s rooms should be reserved for women.
Some liberals, however, are not quite as “progressive” as others. They haven’t yet fully embraced these last two articles. But as the aliens say in the science-fiction movies: surrender, resistance is useless. They must surrender and will, before long. By November of this year, the Democratic candidate for president (whether Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton) will, in order not to lose the liberal vote, have to defend mixed-use restrooms as a fundamental human right, on all fours with life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
This isn’t a mere guess; it’s all but written by fate.
To be an orthodox liberal today, then, you have to believe an ever-growing list of items that are not simply erroneous but downright absurd.