By Joel A Hess –
When logic is no longer used to determine what is right, might is right.
Many are flabbergasted by the rise of Donald Trump. They can’t believe he says what he says and gets away with it. More than that, his harsh tone and outlandish Jerry Springer Show campaign only increases his popularity! Predictably, the knee jerk reaction by people who believe they have a right to never be offended by anyone is to protest – not argue – and sometimes violently. “Use your words,” our mothers used to say.
I don’t like where any of this is going. Voting for the Donald is like going shopping at the grocery store while hungry. It feels good at the time, but the next day you’ll wonder why you have 3 jars of pickled eggs in the cupboard. He’s an overreaction. But I get it. Many in this country are angry and feel disenfranchised. Their frustration is mocked by the left while the right seems to undergo some sort of castration when they are voted in.
Ultimately what lies behind our yelling and violence is that what our momma told us no longer works. We can’t use our words. Words don’t mean anything! There is no way to communicate disagreements anymore. Logic is not allowed on campuses and it’s not taught in schools or homes. It’s not allowed because its offensive. The truth can be like that. It doesn’t really care about feelings.
Citizens are no longer allowed to argue their point of view no matter how calmly and logically because it may offend someone. And if there is any right the left is willing to die for, it is the right to not be offended. Also, with the rise of quick one-liner social media, many people don’t have the patience to even listen to a full argument before they get bored or just say, “Well, that’s your opinion.” Yet perhaps the true cancer of today’s discourse lies in our inability to even agree upon the rules of logic itself. We can’t even agree on whether or not a person with a penis is a male!
When there is no longer an agreement upon the rules of argument, let alone when a society no longer teachers the rules of argument, there is no way to determine what is right except by yelling louder and eventually hitting harder.
Donald Trump is the product of a group of people who have grown tired of polite political correctness that has robbed this country of good ol’ debate about ideas. He’s not a good product. His yelling matches the yelling of the left that has come down to us through absurd supreme court rulings and polite concentration camp soldiers working for Planned Parenthood.
Things are falling apart. You’ve seen nothing yet! And it’s not because God was removed from the schools. It’s because logic has been removed from the schools. God have mercy on us!