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Steppin’ Into The Twilight Zone

13 August 2019 @ 16:40

I’m falling down a spiral, destination unknown
A double-crossed messenger, all alone
I can’t get no connection, can’t get through…

There’s an Excellent commentary up over at American Greatness by Professor Deana Chadwell entitled Twilight Zone Nation.

The title says it all: we are in ‘a world turned upside down’, as the old English song says.

Her insights are spot-on.

Some highlights:

….How in the world did we get to this Rod Serling place where drag queens are reading to our children in our libraries? How, in a rational universe, did four ignorant, left-wing, lunatic women attain breathtaking power in less than a year? When did sex trafficking become such a huge crisis? How is it that facts and evidence and law have no pull at all anymore?

We find ourselves, apparently all of a sudden, in a place where telling bald-faced lies about anyone we want to slander is acceptable behavior, where billions of dollars of government money is unaccountably missing and no one seems really upset by that malfeasance, where pedophilia is working its way into appropriate behavior….

And:

The idea of absolute truth is repulsive to many people, largely because truth is limiting — if the truth of the matter is that Harry was born with both X and Y chromosomes then his desire to be a woman will be circumvented by that truth, no matter what hormones he takes or what parts of his anatomy he parts with.

The implications of truth are bothersome as well. The buck stops there — no wiggle room, and more disturbing than that is the obvious necessity of a truth-giver. That idea of absolute truth came from somewhere; how could mere humans come up with a concept so far above our pay grade? Something deep in our inner core, however, either demands it or rails against it — we either want God or we most decidedly don’t.

Truth and God are indivisible, so if we lose one, we lose the other — which puts us in a scary place. We have lost track of the truth in many essential areas….

She then goes on to explain how The Truth has been demonized in Science, History, Politics, News Reporting, and Theology, remarking at one point:

Without truth there can be no trust and without trust no functional society, let alone freedom. Free speech is irrelevant if no one speaks the truth. I’m really tired of trying to figure out who is giving me the real story.  Is the meme about Sandy O saying something ridiculous true? Hard to tell — she’s always ridiculous.  Is the latest dietary information worth paying attention to, or will it be obsolete in two weeks?  Whose statistics are real? Was that really something Abraham Lincoln said? I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone….

Do, please, take the time to click here and read the whole thing.

Help I’m steppin’ into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacon’s been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go, now that I’ve gone too far
Soon you will come to know, when the bullet hits the bone

—Kooymans and George, Twilight Zone, recorded by Golden Earring


 

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