Quick Takes – Dishonest Words, Dishonest Truth, and Dishonest Arrests

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

The focus this time: Honesty that is inconvenient is dishonest

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Dishonesty begins by denying the very truth of words.  Indeed, that is the core rot of it.  Hence, silly words by silly people advance, for example:

“‘Privilege’ It certainly no longer means honor or pride (e.g., ‘It has been my privilege to know you’), but has degenerated into a word of disparagement, used mostly with ‘white,’ as in ‘white privilege.’ And so privilege so often means nothing other than a way for mostly upper-middle-class white kids on campus to feel that they will have fewer problems if they ‘check’ their privilege by reeducation-camp-style confessionals. There are perhaps 230 million ‘white’ somebodies in the United States. The idea that a guy selling cars in Toledo has some intrinsic edge over Valerie Jarrett, Jorge Ramos, or Beyoncé because he is slightly pinker is ridiculous. Don’t take my word for it: when President Obama blasted the ‘clingers,’ his subtext was that poor white uneducated and supposedly superstitious people did not and should not enjoy the privilege that he as an Ivy-League, arugula eating, and golf-putting elite enjoyed. Usually ‘privilege’ is a preemptory word: if you are wealthy or at least middle class and you do not wish to be assessed on your work and achievement, then you accuse others (usually rivals or superiors) of enjoying insidious ‘privilege’ which otherwise explains your own happiness over your perceived lack of parity. Privilege is always asserted, never defined or analyzed.”

     Well, it’s not like it’s about anything more than a definition rather that actual facts… oh, wait…

     Apparently you can be fired from a college for simply declaring that the truth is the truth

“‘Chief Golden was quoted in an article in the student paper, The Stallion, about sexual assault on college campuses. The full quotation was: “I might sound insensitive, but I’m not. Most of these sexual assaults are women waking up the next morning with a guilt complex. That ain’t rape, that’s being stupid. When the dust settles, it was all consensual. It [forcible rape] doesn’t happen here. It doesn’t show up here. They’re about as much a rape as a goat roping.”‘

“Chief Golden contested the accuracy of the quotation, but without regard to that issue, is he not allowed to speak on the basis of his own knowledge and experience as a law-enforcement official?”

     Because reality is determines by the approved narrative…

     And there must always be an oppressor and an oppressed, even if the “oppressor” is an extremely autistic man

“A man with autism is being held on $100,000 bail for talking to some children.

“The man, Daniel Lee, 26, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, spoke to a group of three siblings—ages 8, 9, and 10—last week, asking them about their school and telling them he was on his way to a cabin in the woods.”

     Shouldn’t an autistic man talking with anyone be considered a good thing?

“A psychiatric evaluation will be performed on Daniel, and if it’s determined that his parents are not making up their son’s diagnosis, perhaps the charges will be dropped.

“But shouldn’t the charges be dropped for anyone facing such an accusation? Is it really a crime to talk to kids about a cabin in the woods if you never touch or attempt to touch or grab them? Wouldn’t that make it a crime to read “Little Red Riding Hood” to a kid who isn’t your own?

“Daniel’s mom said that she will teach Daniel that what he did was wrong. Who will teach the police that it’s wrong to throw a man in jail when he clearly has special needs and hasn’t done anything more than talk to some neighborhood kids?”

     What is being taught is that anyone who isn’t approved by the state to deal with children is evil if they muscle in on the province of the great and holy Leviathan.

     The only truth, it would seem, is that what Leviathan declares to be so…


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