Sometimes I already know what I am going to write about before I sit down to write it. Other times, I scan and peruse various news sources in search of a topic. This morning, as I did just that, I came to a conclusion: the world is turning upside down. What should not be taken serious is often taken very seriously, and what is very serious, is often scoffed at, or ignored altogether.
Let’s start with what should not be taken very seriously.
Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership
People need to learn that the world is filled with others who are going to say and do things that you may not like or agree with. Too bad. Deal with it. Every person is entitled to an opinion, and your approval shouldn’t be required. I’m not advocating that people should be rude or obnoxious, but rather that people should learn to have thicker skins. What ever happened to the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Our college campuses are rife with this nonsense, and it’s taken very seriously: ‘Christmas vacation,’ ‘round of golf’ are microaggressions at UNC.
White privilege is a set of advantages and/or immunities that white people benefit from on a daily basis beyond those common to all others. White privilege can exist without white people’s conscious knowledge of its presence and it helps to maintain the racial hierarchy in this country.
There are so many ways to debunk this nonsensical notion, but as this article is not just about white privilege, I will simply ask one question: if whites have so much “privilege”, why is it that white males, supposedly the most privileged of all groups, commit more suicide than any other group? According to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, white males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014 (that’s a shocking number that should be addressed, but goes largely ignored by most). Regardless of how insane the notion is, leftists persist in their indoctrination of the absurd. It’s taught to our children, to our college students, and even to our soldiers!
Gender Wage Gap
The gender wage gap is defined as the relative difference in the average gross hourly earnings of women and men within the economy as a whole.
The White House says that women earn only 79 cents on the dollar compared to men, but did you know how that number was ascertained? The average salaries of men were compared with the average salaries of women, which is a joke. Comparing the salaries from different professions to determine that “women earn less than men” is ridiculous. It’s like complaining about the wage gap between fast food workers and doctors! Again, ask this simple question. If the sole purpose of corporations is to earn a profit, and a corporation could pay women $.21 cents less per dollar, why would they hire men?
If you don’t believe me, Harvard professor Ashe Schow says gap is not caused by discrimination, but rather is due mostly to choices men and women make in their careers. Or simply read Larry Elder’s column on the topic.
Let’s continue with what should be taken seriously, but is not.
Radical Islamic Terrorism
President Obama, in my opinion, has been completely remiss in his duties when it comes to protecting our country against radical Islamic terrorism. Not only has he failed to stem the tide of terrorism, he goes out of his way to protect Islam.
- He refuses to use the term “Radical Islam”
- He had terms deemed “offensive” removed from government anti-terrorism guides
- He had the Fort Hood shooting deemed workplace violence
- One day before the Paris attacks, President Obama said ISIS was “contained”
- He dismissed Al-Qaeda Resurgence: They’re JV
- Orlando massacre turned into a gun control issue rather than terrorism
In short, President Obama is either protecting Islam, or simply doesn’t understand the scope of the problem. Neither is acceptable, and yet, it seems many people are still willing to put another democrat into the White House in November.
Lies, Hypocrisy & Corruption In Our Government
It’s a fair statement to say that every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. The problem is when people use that truth to justify lies and hypocrisy. Yes, politicians have always lied, but it seems like no one today even cares. Here are just a few examples:
President Obama: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan.” Absolute, bold faced lie, as reported by politifact.
Hillary Clinton: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Nothing of the sort happened, and she made the whole story up.
Democratic Congress members held a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to protest over gun control. It was later determined that 26 of them owned guns, and 12 more wouldn’t answer as to whether or not they owned a gun. So, they can own guns, but you can not?
In my article titled “Judge Garland: Vote Or Not?”, I cited the hypocrisy of Democratic Senators in regard to the blocking of Supreme Court Justices. Simply put: it’s fine when Democrats block Republican Presidential nominees, but it’s outrageous when Republicans block Democratic Presidential nominees.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of my home state of NY, appointed the Moreland Commission to investigate systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections. However, three months later he shut it down. According to the NY Times, “watchdog groups raised concerns about the panel’s credibility after reports about interference by the governor’s office, which leaned on the commission to limit the scope of its investigations, influence which subpoenas it would issue, and in some cases, stop the commission from issuing subpoenas to groups with ties to Mr. Cuomo”. He explained to Crain’s, “It’s not a legal question. The Moreland Commission was my commission. It’s my commission. My subpoena power, my Moreland Commission. I can appoint it, I can disband it. I appoint you, I can un-appoint you tomorrow.” Gov. Cuomo was reelected after this transpired.
Perhaps Benghazi can be listed under both of the previous topics, but it really does exemplify what’s wrong in our society. Our government initially lied to us about what happened, tried to cover up that lie, and then completely downplayed the story. The overwhelmingly biased liberal media sided with the government. There was an investigation, in which Democratic members more or less refused to do their jobs, without any consequences I might add, and what should be a scathing rebuke of the corruption in this administration goes largely ignored by more than half the population.
I could go on, and on, and on. Our society has lost track of what’s really important and what really isn’t. We seem to love to be the champion of madness, yet turn a blind eye to what really matters. I guess what it boils down to is, many people just don’t care about much of anything unless it directly involves them. Compounding that is the fact that sometimes people are simply too ignorant to realize it actually does.by