Can the loony left get any crazier?
Many folks are convinced that this old saying is where we are now at in the West: “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.” It is a line spoken by Prometheus in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “The Masque of Pandora” (1875). We see both things aplenty: madness everywhere, and destruction everywhere.
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!
Yes, people who shake the fists at God can only ever be fools. As the Psalmist said: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God” (Ps. 14:1; 53:1). So let me examine three recent cases of leftist lunacy that tells us all we need to know just how far down the gurgler we have gone in the secular West.
The first two have to do with racism – or more correctly, with bogus claims of racism. And I preface this by saying two things. Racism is indeed bad, but in places like America and Australia today we are among the least racist societies on earth, comparatively speaking.
Yes some racism will always be found, since we all are far from being angelic. But from a biblical point of view, as I have pointed out elsewhere, this is really a sin problem, not a skin problem: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2020/06/07/christianity-and-race/
But let me raise two shocking cases of race-baiting madness. The first comes from – you guessed it – “our” ABC. Yes, the national public broadcaster that you and I subsidise with our hard-earned tax dollars to a tune of over a billion dollars a year are at it again.
Of course they are always race-baiting and pushing the hyper-left agenda on this and other matters. But this most recent outburst is a real doozy. We are now being told by these folks that we must pay for that chess is racist. Yes, you read that right. Because the white piece always goes first, we have a clear case of racism here. At least that is what the nutters at the ABC would have you believe:
A former professional chess player is criticising the ABC for contacting him to discuss whether the board game is racist. A Sydney-based ABC producer asked former Australian Chess representative John Adams to comment on whether the game was racist because white always moves first. Mr Adams told Ben Fordham the argument has been circulating in chess circles for years. “All of this stuff is completely ridiculous. We’ve got bigger issues that are facing Australia and I don’t want the ABC talking about this sort of nonsense.” https://www.2gb.com/completely-ridiculous-abc-slammed-for-suggesting-chess-is-racist/
There you have it folks. This is NOT from a satire site. It seems that black chess piece lives do matter. And there you thought that you could play a simple game of chess and escape the wrath of the ABC in particular and the nutjob left in general. Repent you vile, wicked, racist and bigoted chess players!
And while we are at it, let’s make a clean sweep of all this evil. We all know what is next:
-Zebras of course will all have to be eliminated. Oh, and death to the pandas as well.
-The Collingwood Football Club must immediately be disbanded.
-Piano keys of course are now verboten.
-Dice obviously will have to go.
-Eastern yin-yang symbolism also must be banned at once.
-And find something else besides salt and pepper to flavour your foods with.
-Woke Christians will love this one: Black Friday will no longer be celebrated.
-Anyone caught dreaming of a white Christmas will be sent to re-education camps.
-“Snow White” and other racist items are now taboo.
-White and dark chocolate will both no longer be available for sale.
-Oh, and all older pre-colour photographs and movies must now be destroyed.
The left will soon be targeting everything, with no grey areas left – it is all quite black and white to our leftist overlords!
The second example of utter idiocy and lefty lunacy concerns American NASCAR driver, millionaire and Black America Bubba Wallace. He made headlines all around the world when he said a noose was found hanging in his garage. Even the Australian media picked up on this story and ran with it big time.
The world was outraged. No less than 15 FBI agents were sent in to investigate. But one little problem: turns out the whole thing was yet another race hate hoax, just like the Jussie Smollett case. It turns out this evil white nationalist noose was nothing more than the rope used to pull the garage door! https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/23/cnn-falls-for-another-hoax-hate-crime/
But fake hate crimes are now all the rage, and they are being used all the time. Same old same old. At the time I wrote about the Smollett case: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/02/22/jussie-smollett-fake-hate-crimes-and-identity-politics/
The left just loves to make this stuff up as they go along. As Liz Wheeler tweeted: “The NASCAR noose fiasco is a perfect allegory of the left in our nation… Taking a perfectly normal mundane garage pulley & reporting it’s a noose… This is what the left does… They look at normal things SO HARD to try to find racism that they see something that isn’t there.”
As one humorous meme making the rounds the past few days says: “Bubba Wallace: Best race card driver of all time.” American commentator Tucker Carlson once again nails the madness, hypocrisy, double standards and leftist war on the West in his latest monologue: https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-mob-controlled-democrats-their-militia
My last case is not race-based but concerns another bit of fake news from the loony left: climate change. Yes, we all should care about planet earth, but the left has used things like this as an excuse to push their radical socialist agendas. And they have plenty of dupes that they use for their cause, including the sad figure, Greta Thunberg.
I just came across something making the rounds on the social media. It seems to have been around for a month or two, but I have not been able to determine who actually wrote it. It is quite brilliant. It powerfully shows the idiocy of these climate alarmists and exactly what they are calling for.
These folks want to take us all back to the stone age, in the vain hopes that we will somehow save the planet. But all they are asking for is the end of civilisation as we know it. Of course, for many lefties, that is exactly what they want. But this response to young Greta is well worth sharing here:
One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been pulverized with rocks. “What’s this?” she asked.
“Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.
“What happened to the carpet?” she asked.
“The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.
Greta smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled on one end to expose wood fibre bristles.
“Your old toothbrush?” noted her godmother, “Also nylon.”
“Where’s the water?” asked Greta.
“Down the road in the canal,” replied her godmother, ‘Just make sure you avoid water with cholera in it”
“Why’s there no running water?” Greta asked, becoming a little peevish.
“Well,” said her godmother, who happened to teach engineering at MIT, “Where do we begin?” There followed a long monologue about how sink valves need elastomer seats and how copper pipes contain copper, which has to be mined and how it’s impossible to make all-electric earth-moving equipment with no gear lubrication or tires and how ore has to be smelted to make metal, and that’s tough to do with only electricity as a source of heat, and even if you use only electricity, the wires need insulation, which is petroleum-based, and though most of Sweden’s energy is produced in an environmentally friendly way because of hydro and nuclear, if you do a mass and energy balance around the whole system, you still need lots of petroleum products like lubricants and nylon and rubber for tires and asphalt for filling potholes and wax and iPhone plastic and elastic to hold your underwear up while operating a copper smelting furnace and . . .
“What’s for breakfast?” interjected Greta, whose head was hurting.
“Fresh, range-fed chicken eggs,” replied her godmother. “Raw.”
“How so, raw?” inquired Greta.
“Well, . . .” And once again, Greta was told about the need for petroleum products like transformer oil and scores of petroleum products essential for producing metals for frying pans and in the end was educated about how you can’t have a petroleum-free world and then cook eggs. Unless you rip your front fence up and start a fire and carefully cook your egg in an orange peel like you do in Boy Scouts. Not that you can find oranges in Sweden anymore.
“But I want poached eggs like my Aunt Tilda makes,” lamented Greta.
“Tilda died this morning,” the godmother explained. “Bacterial pneumonia.”
“What?!” interjected Greta. “No one dies of bacterial pneumonia! We have penicillin.”
“Not anymore,” explained godmother “The production of penicillin requires chemical extraction using isobutyl acetate, which, if you know your organic chemistry, is petroleum-based. Lots of people are dying, which is problematic because there’s not any easy way of disposing of the bodies since backhoes need hydraulic oil and crematoriums can’t really burn many bodies using as fuel Swedish fences and furniture, which are rapidly disappearing – being used on the black market for roasting eggs and staying warm.”
This represents only a fraction of Greta’s day, a day without microphones to exclaim into and a day without much food, and a day without carbon-fibre boats to sail in, but a day that will save the planet.
Tune in tomorrow when Greta needs a root canal and learns how Novocain is synthesized.
Yep. When madness reigns, we all suffer. And expect things to get much, much worse before they get any better.