I just had a two hour conversation with my 22 year old son about politics, which he hates, but I do it anyway.
Why? Because I want him to always question everything and be able to use reason, not emotions to make decisions. Like Mike Rowe accurately said once “We are the clouds the snowflakes fall from”, ain’t that the truth!!!
I’m not associated with a political party, I personally believe neither side is 100% on target when it comes to the Constitution, but I’m definitely a Constitutional Conservative.
Most of my conversation with my son today revolved around the current state of affairs of this Nation, I call it collective social schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is defined as “a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.”
After 30 years of social engineering and slowly manipulating people’s minds to accept contradicting “truths”, very few seem to be able to see how schizophrenic their belief system is.
People with the “coexist” bumper stickers on their cars completely dismiss that one of the groups in the popular symbol has no desire to coexist with anyone but their own.
They fight for women’s rights but reject the concept of two genders.
They want everyone to be accepted for who they are but encourage those who can’t accept themselves to change their exterior appearance… so it’s not who you are inside that matters? What about self-love?
They reject tyranny but apply it in order to promote their own views
Heterosexuals should be in open relationships but gays need to get married
People can’t afford cancer treatment while sex change is done for free
Men are being taught to be fragile and delicate so they are not “toxic” while women complain there aren’t any good men.
You can get free psychological treatment to go from hetero to homosexual but the reverse situation is intolerance
Climate change has to be accepted as a science even without conclusive studies but the irrefutable science of XX and XY chromosomes is oppressive and to be ignored.
If you by accident squish one of those protected turtle eggs on the beach you’re a monster but killing a human fetus is a right. And let’s not forget that smoking while pregnant is absolutely a sign that you’re a horrible mother but if you abort the baby you’re just a strong independent woman.
To favor family and faith is bigoted but to use foul language and be sexually explicit on stage is freedom of expression.
Conservatives are fascist but fascists are usually the ones silencing people and trying to take your right of self-defense away.
I could go on, but you got the idea!
The sad part is that this completely irational way of thinking is now common for the vast majority of the population, my own son had a hard time understanding what I was trying to point out in the beginning of our conservation because he is surrounded by this delusional mentality so it has become normal.
Unfortunately, we have no one to blame but ourselves, our complacency, maybe our misplaced optimism that it could never happen here.
We are indeed the clouds the snowflakes fall from!
It’s time we stop the blaming game and take responsibility for our complacency.
Talk, talk, talk!
Talk to your kids, grandchildren, strangers, but keep talking! We can fix this if we put some effort into it.
The reason why the First Amendment is the first, is because it is necessary to keep people communicating different points of view. The first sign of tyranny is the loss of your freedom of speech. The Second Amendment is an insurance policy, if you get to the point of having to use it, the damage has already been done.
The only cure for this social schizophrenia is a daily and persistent dose of logic, but remember, it took 30 years for us to get here, it will take time to fix it. Be patient, don’t give up, our children’s future depend on our determination to turn this around and cure our society of this disease!
I honestly wish I could speak at every High School and College Campus in the nation, if I could help one person at the time, it would still be worth it … their lives and their future are worth it.
Yes, it’s depressing at times. But do you know what will be even more depressing? To have to look at our children and grandchildren someday and know that we could have done something and we didn’t.