Bret Stephens in today’s WSJ puts his finger on an issue that’s been bothering ‘Puter for some time now. Namely, how does a society that refuses to identify and destroy evil continue to exist? The short answer is that it doesn’t. It dies.
America has, since the rise of faux-philosophical post modernism, embarked on a self-destructive course of redefining reality to meet its own selfish needs. How many liberal arts hippie professors did you meet in college who preached the gospel of “dude, everyone’s entitled to his own reality, equally deserving of respect and tolerance.”? This moral and cultural relativism utterly destroyed the ability of “educated,” “elite” America to differentiate between good and evil. After all, espousing a jihadi lifestyle devoted to killing infidels to bring about the Caliphate and the accompanying imposition of global sharia is just another choice, right?
Fast forward to today. We are now told that it is wrong to use racial and religious profiling to narrow airport searches to Muslim men between 15 and 30, despite the fact that, to the best of ‘Puter’s knowledge, this group has been almost 100% responsible for terrorist acts committed against America and her interests. This, despite the fact that searching this subgroup thoroughly would speed up airport security lines and reduce the likelihood of catching terrorists before they act. Instead, we’ve all been unwillingly enrolled in a mutual suicide pact where we agree to pretend Islamists aren’t responsible for terrorism, and they in turn agree to use our delusions to kill us.
Another example of America’s inability to deal with reality comes in an opinion piece on the same page as Mr. Stephens’ article. Bill McGurn writes of his nephew’s commission to the United States Military Academy at West Point. While not a central portion of the article, Mr. McGurn notes the very real phenomenon of “educated elites” greeting the news of his nephew’s school choice with disbelief and disapproval. When a large subset of Americans can no longer view men and women voluntarily committing their lives to defense of our country and our values as an undeniable good, our society has entered a decline. Perhaps not a fatal decline, but a decline nonetheless.
‘Puter’s solution follows. Speak up. Don’t tolerate moral equivalence. When someone says something that’s simply not true, such as “Islamic fundamentalists just have a different world view that should be as respected as Christianity,” call bullsh!t on her. Ask her if it’s acceptable for America to require her to remain in her home unless escorted by a male relative, or not to drive, or to enter forced marriages. If she replies it is acceptable, she’s lying. If she says it’s not the same thing, she’s lying. Either way, you (and by extension traditionally liberal values) win.
Recognize evil where you find it. Name it. Shame it. Most importantly, embarrass those who tolerate evil in the name of diversity. While you will encounter anger and hostility (as ‘Puter has on innumerable occasions) for confronting po-mo, multi-culti tolerated evil, truth will be your sword and your shield. You will ultimately be vindicated.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.