Ah, the first day of the new year, 2020, and I am at my curmudgeonly best. It’s a great time to attack, dismantle, wreck without mercy, six popular myths that are articles of faith of leftists, Democrats, and “progressives”.
Myth 1: The impeachment drama was the final nail in the president’s coffin. No, Trump will be re-elected President, if he runs, with a large margin of victory both in popular votes and electoral votes. Many constituencies that did not vote for him in 2016 will vote for him in 2020. He will remain as obnoxious and arrogant as ever. Democrats and their allies in the media, universities and corporations will be even more eager to get rid of him by any means, whether legal or not. The ignorant voices that opine “few are speaking out against him” must have some alternate explanation for CNN and MSNBC “all Trump, all the time, coverage.”
Myth 2: Trump=Hitler. No, Trump derangement syndrome trumps talent. Linda Ronstadt is my favorite singer of all time, and Parkinson’s disease has robbed her of the ability to sing, but not, apparently, to pontificate. She’s recently compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, saying both used strategies to “find a common enemy for everybody to hate.” Appearing before the CNN premiere of her documentary The Sound of My Voice, Ronstadt told anchor Anderson Cooper she was certain that Trump would be elected when he announced his campaign. “I was sure that Trump was going to get elected, the day he announced,” the “When Will I Be Loved” singer told CNN. “I said, ‘It’s going to be like Hitler, and the Mexicans are the new Jews.'” Ronstadt also drew parallels between Trump and Hitler’s ascension to their respective offices, saying that because few spoke out against their behavior while they campaigned. “The intelligentsia of Berlin, and the literati, and all the artists were just busy doing their thing. Hitler rose to power-there were a lot of chances to stop him, and they didn’t speak out,” she told Cooper. Linda, you’re so wrong. Just because your family is from Mexico, does not give you any authority to compare Trump’s treatment of Mexican illegals to Hitler’s murder of Jews!
Myth 3: Central planning and government control will build the perfect world. No, those are the tools of murderous utopians. Liberalism, the classical kind of John Stuart Mill, Democrats in the 1950s, and anyone who still cherishes freedom of speech, thought, and religion, is dead. It has been replaced by a nascent murderous Utopianism (all social Utopianism is ultimately murderous, because human beings don’t all want the same kind of utopia) that unites the Progressives who believe that their vision of social justice is the only acceptable one, worth lying for, worth killing for if it comes to that. A childhood idealist either matures out of the notion that everyone must think like they do, or becomes, if they gain sufficient power, a murderous utopian. Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot and other mass murderers all tried to impose their vision of a perfect future. So far, the United States has not proven to be fertile ground for government sanctioned murderous idealism, despite all the patently idiotic, ignorant comparisons of Trump to Hitler.
Myth 4: Islam is the religion of peace. No, Islamophobia is a real thing, and it should be. Islam has been violent from the moment Muhammad strapped on his sword. Rape and subjugation, slavery and killing on a breathtaking scale, were the means of spreading their gospel. The very word “slave” is derived from Slav, as militant Muslims captured millions of white women from the Slavic nations, or bought them by the thousands from Viking raiders, who plundered for the profit of selling white women to the Muslims. While modern Islam complains of Islamophobia, the people of Hungary, Poland, Romania and other Eastern Europeans still remember the decimation of their wives and daughters. Muslims complain about the “Crusaders”, but that only shows how whitewashed their own history has become. The “moderate”, domesticated Muslims living in western nations are not representative of either what the Quran says, or what their bloody history shows. The real reason the vocal, militant Muslims hate the United States is this: We dared to try to bring our doctrine of separation of church from government to them. Islam is a religion and a form of government. Nothing threatens the Islamic way of life like separation of the two. Do I hate Muslims? No, except maybe ISIS types, but my message to “moderate” Muslims is: embrace the truth about the history of your faith; you personally are not responsible for the atrocities others of your faith have committed, but stop lying about it and whining about not being trusted; win others over by your deeds and words rather than by complaining, playing the sympathy card or trying to silence your critics by force or influence.
Myth 5: The LGBTQ behaviors are harmless and every bit as natural as heterosexuality. No, Homophobia is a real thing, and it should be. If homosexual activists were honest about their “lifestyle”, most discussions would concern genitals: whose they are using, where and how they are using them, how their use differs from heterosexuals. But no, do you ever read or hear about that? Virtually all LGBTQ literature, demonstrations, and complaints are about anything and everything except their actual sexual practices. They never cease demanding more rights, more suppression of dissent to their claims, less freedom of speech to anyone who finds homosexuality distasteful. When the sympathy card doesn’t work, you use threats and lies (Chick fil-A) to get your way. You never talk about your actual sexual behavior, like that in rare public display at gay pride marches in San Francisco. I guess the nitty gritty of gay sex is not a big support winner.
Myth 6: Gender and sex are different, and “non-binary”. No, Transphobia is a real thing, and it should be. There are two human sexes, male and female, XY and XX chromosomes in every cell. Lopping off sexual protuberances does not change the chromosomal composition of your cells. Transgenderism, and all the suppression of disagreement, and the penalties and perversion of the lexicon (deadnaming, transphobic) that go along with protecting the non-binary myth, are mainly for the purpose of demonstrating the power of progressives to impose a ridiculous, unscientific theory on the larger society. But science isn’t the final arbiter of reality. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27. Call me old fashioned, but Biblical truth was good enough for most of the historically famous scientists—Newton, Galileo, Pasteur, Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Boyle, Faraday, Pascal, Mendel, countless others—and it’s good enough for me. But you don’t believe it? You know better? What have you ever accomplished? Transphobia? Transphooey!
Myth 7: Marriage is a union of two people who love each other, regardless of their sex. No, What kind of man not only “marries” another man but is proud to call himself the “wife”? I suppose I could have asked “what kind of woman ‘marries’ another woman but is proud to call herself the “husband”? The word husband has at least three meanings: male partner in a marriage, frugal manager of resources and a steward of another’s property, whereas wife has only one meaning, that of the female partner in a marriage. I will not apologize nor soft peddle my personal opinion here: Woe unto those who misappropriate our language to promote their own perverse agendas.