I won’t compromise what I think is right. I won’t allow others to scream over me, trying to silence my voice, based on what I believe. No one should. The greatesd problems I see in my country today is people willing to be shouted down, and leave the stage, without any recourse to those that would prevent them from speaking, even writing, what they think about in any context. What foes on at the Higher Education level today is a disgrace to all those that fought for that right to speak on any topic, whether it was something generally accepted or not, to anyone that may want to listen.
Today, if a speaker does not conform to what is expected, they tend to be silenced. Not just by the student population, but by the faculty and staff as well. How does that add to any conversation as well as an opportunity to learn? It doesn’t. What we seem to have now are institutions of higher learning, turning out thousands of graduates every year, that are incapable of understanding the real world. They cannot conceive that there are those outside their bubble that may disagree with tem. politically or socially. Think about the “Climate Change” purveyors and tell me how many of those claiming the world is about to end, know anything about climate, much less weather? I would place that number close to zero.
Yet, here they are, out in the streets, protesting to various governments that something needs to be done, although if anyone interviews a smattering of the same, none have any actual solutions. We’re raising a generation of stupid people. Those that believe morality is more important that facts. The same never stop to think about what they say, living off the emotional, popular with their friends, ideologies thsat have no basis in science or history.
Climate change is just one issue. Consider that if all 7.5 billion humans disappeared overnight, all the cows that are passing gas, along with the sheep, goats, dogs, and cats: Would that stem climate change? Maybe some, but before humans were ever present on this planet, it went through multiple cycles of warming and cooling. Certainly we may help, but ultimately we have no say.
One more on this specific topic: A few years ago, and it was all of the news media, “97% of Climate Scientists” agree that climate change is an imperative we need to deal with now. That survey was sent to some 500 climate scientists worldwide. Those chosen had been peer reviewed and published in journals within the previous five years. The survey received 79 responses. Out of those 79, came the 97%, but that was heralded worldwide as a confirmation. 79.
The same may be said about anything we read or hear today. Popular social and political themes permeate our daily lives. Before 2014, who ever considered transgenderism? almost no one but today, it’s a huge social issue that we need to resolve immediately. Forget about the homeless, let’s make laws to protect mentally ill people that believe they are not the gender they were born. Instead of cleaning up our cities, removing the needles and excrement from our streets, let’s protect those illegals that commit felonies on those same boulevards., in our neighborhoods.
We’re nearing the point, if we haven’t already bypassed it, living in Idiocracy.