Monday, June 8, 2015
Feelings and Issues
What is the difference in America’s first 225 years of existence and the last decade to 15 years? Healthy debate over issues is over. Today, many professors (especially liberal ones) are afraid to bring up any subject matter that students may find offensive such as abortion, climate change, or terrorism. They are afraid of hurting student’s feelings and being reported. They are afraid of losing their teaching jobs. Although both sides of the political spectrum are guilty of this porous behavior, this dangerous type of thinking is dominated by liberals. Every day we hear stories of liberals protesting and using violence to silence debates. Conservative speakers are often turned away from universities when administrations cave to feelings over issues. Obama is the first President to exhibit such a simple and narrow view of thinking. For instance, he has claimed dozens of times the debate on climate change is over. Liberals compare those who question these views to those who thought the Earth was flat in Columbus’s times. In other words, climate change naysayers are scientifically challenged. The truth is that 99% of liberals and conservatives alike are scientifically challenged. There is no subject that has more ambiguity than climate change (especially manmade climate change). Hence, it should be debated vigorously. And for those that are 100% certain about the answers to this debate, I have yet to find anyone that has seen or understood a climate change model. There are hundreds of models – some say it is happening and others say it is not. However, models have a tolerance and I have never seen these published. Models are never 100% accurate (there is a tolerance or accuracy level) so why is debate 100% closed. We live in the generation of political correctness. We are so afraid of offending someone than talking about issues. It has officially increased the rate of the dumbing down process in this country. In fact, what’s worse is when we use our feelings to generate made up issues. This happens more than it should. Take, for instance, the racial slant liberals use in police killings of black citizens. Even if the killings were unjustified and the result of police brutality, it is still a stretch to claim they were racially motivated. What has been the result of these malicious claims? Crime and lawlessness have increased by over 25% in our major cities. Here in lies the main difference between liberals and conservatives in present day America. Liberals still see gender, political ideology, ethnicity, and the religious background of people as being important. Whereas, Conservatives view everyone equally under the Constitution. In fact, much of the feelings over issues paradigm shift took place to get even with white males (who happen make up a vast majority of conservatives). There is no question that white males dominated American History the first two hundred years and benefited greatly from it. And there is no question that white males were more likely to be bigoted and prejudice in past history. But white males have evolved over time. In fact, it is not a stretch to theorize or hypothesize that females and people of color are now more bigoted and prejudice towards white men. Think about it; many left wing zealots would love nothing more than to erase white men from history. These are the same people who want to remove all previously proven scientific thought from the classroom solely because it was developed by white males. Yes, these are the same people who claim to be scientific geniuses and understand the complex issue of climate change. There is no other reason to remove proven scientific reasoning other than prejudice and bigoted philosophies towards white males. Some will say I am paranoid and that this is not the motivation behind “feelings” politics. Well, here are some examples. What was the number one reason people voted for Obama? Over 20% voted for him solely because he was black. We can safely assume the numbers would be the same for people voting for Hillary Clinton because she is a female. Sure, the numbers would not be so great if Obama and Clinton were Republicans, but that is because of the hypocrisy of the left (the left does not view everyone equally – they have a hierarchy and political ideology comes first). It is no different than liberals believing in free speech so long as someone does not have a different opinion. Here is another example: if liberals talked about climate change as a natural set of events more conservatives will join them. So why is it important to say climate change is manmade? Because it is another way to blame the evil white male. After all, pollution and industrial revolution were led by those same evil white males. Caving to feelings over debating issues will destroy this country. We can already see it happening (i.e. inner city crime). It is a selfish ego driven brainwashed narcissism taking center stage instead of scientific thought, debate, and theory. Issues can be personal but they affect millions of people the same (This is not necessarily true – most liberal laws do not affect people the same – there are carve outs for union members for instance. This once again points to the fact that liberals do not view all Americans equally. The same can be said for diversity and affirmative action laws). Feelings are truly personal and about nothing more than the self. This is the antithesis of what our founding fathers wanted for this country. But our founding fathers were all white males, so the antithesis is exactly what liberals want. The truth of the matter is that there would be a lot less prejudice and bigotry in America if the liberal ideology did not exist in its present form. Liberals like to live in the past and have an axe to grind and want to get even. They like to play the blame game instead of thinking strategically to solve problems. We would be much better off if we lived for the future and debated issues openly and freely.