Perverse Is The New Normal
Originally published at my old site on 02 June 2009…
Regarding the gushing hoopla surrounding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to sit on the Supreme Court Of The United States, John Derbyshire wrote the following:
Like my reader, and I’m sure a lot of other Americans, I get mighty annoyed by the unspoken implication in a lot of commentary that anyone not a member of a Protected Minority must have grown up in a twelve-bedroom lakeside mansion and been chauffered off to prep school with a silver spoon in his mouth. Judge Sotomayor was raised in public housing? So was I. Her mother was a nurse working late shifts? So was mine. When did white working poor people disappear off the face of the earth? Where are the eager listeners to their “compelling stories”?
Was it really not possible to correct past injustices without creating an entire — and apparently permanent — class convinced that accidents of geography or biology have gifted them with special insight, wisdom, and “empathy”?
It was possible and it was happening in this country until the Left managed to get control of political institutions at all levels around the mid-Twentieth Century. Slowly, but surely assimilation and acceptance of various new and, in the case of blacks, special groups was happening in a process that was proceeding at a pace that complemented human nature as constituted in that unique place named America. Blacks were becoming more and more integrated into society, first and second generation Italians and Puerto Ricans were assimilating, to name just three of the groups.
For Blacks first, and then later other groups like the Puerto Ricans [ie: the non-White groups], the passing of power into the hands of a Left brought radical upheavals. The radicals were determined to not let the progression occur naturally, but demanded, instead, that human intervention in the form of social engineering by force be the method for achieving equality. Following the same game-plan that they apply to every endeavor of their’s, the Left fought for and passed laws that compelled Whites to accept the non-Whites as equals in all things immediately, no dissent allowed. This was coupled with a massive campaign in the culture involving the constant ridicule and condemnation of any who would dissent from their methods. They falsely portrayed the dissenters as not being against the methods, but, rather, against equality.
The Left practiced a variation of The Big Lie that I like to call The Big Deception which involves a Big Deflection away from the reality of the situation. None of their policies or actions can survive direct questioning, so the Leftists must turn the tables on the questioners and make it seem as though the inquisitors have bad or evil intentions. Overtime and after constant and unrelenting hectoring, the Left’s way of thinking triumphed. They successfully infected enough people so that this diseased mode of thinking became chronic, deep-rooted, instinctual. If the Devil’s greatest triumph was that he convinced people he did not exist, the Left’s greatest triumph has been to convince people that the Leftist way of thinking is normal. It is not. It is a perversion of reason and a horribly mutant form of logic. It is antithetical to human life. Nothing but decay and destruction are left [pun intended] in it’s wake.
Having been told repeatedly by the Left that they were deserving of special treatment because of the supposed injustice they had suffered at the hands of the White man, these groups began to believe it, for they too were infected, but their condition was much more grave.
America had once been as strong, as rugged, as handsome, and as brave as the most perfect Gray Cooper or John Wayne character; now it has become like Gollum.
Un idea perplexi na.