Updated on Feb. 22, 2016 to correct grammatical errors.
Conventional wisdom is that America needs more debate and less incivility so we can all get along with one another. But how is it possible for people who are pro-reality to get along with those who aren’t—those who are prepared to go to war with those who cling to reality?
American society is now divided over whether men are women and vice versa. I have no commentary on this because if you don’t understand the problem with it then nothing I can say is going to change that.
On top of this, those who side with reality are losing. Even when they “win” they actually lose—they just don’t know it. Take for example a story reported by the Daily Signal on Feb. 18.
Citing student privacy rights, the South Dakota Senate this week passed a bill that would prohibit students at public elementary and secondary schools from using bathrooms, lockers, and shower rooms that don’t match their biological sex. The bill, however, also requires reasonable accommodation of students who identify as transgender through the provision of alternate facilities if requested.
This is being hailed as a “win” for those on the side of reality. In fact, the story cites a “transgender” individual moaning about how terrible the bill is.
But did you catch the part that says, “The bill, however, also requires reasonable accommodation of students who identify as transgender through the provision of alternate facilities if requested.” In other words, this “win” for the side of reality alters society in favor of those who are against reality. It’s seemingly small but then again, that’s why it’s called “progressivism.”
If you don’t understand what I mean let me put it this way: in a few years, or perhaps even a few months, the accommodation won’t be enough. And then another bill will come out that progresses society further into realms of unreality.
And then there was the story from the College Fix on Feb. 17 that tells of a college professor who is waging a war on students who won’t deny reality.
A lecturer and “dance/movement therapist” is threatening students with lower grades if they use gendered words such as “mom” and “dad” in assignments or if they make classmates feel “unsafe or unwelcome.”
This brings us to the main question of this analysis: How do pro-reality Americans coexist with anti-reality Americans when the anti-reality Americans are warring—and winning—against pro-reality Americans for not denying reality?
The answer is self-evident.