Saturday, June 20, 2015
Recovery in the Bible (RIB)
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they wll heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
In the natural, I am frightened to see the takeover of Common Sense by what Orwell called NewSpeak -- what I am now calling The Lexicon of Lies. It started out so innocently, when Political Correctness stood up to suggest greater tolerance of diversity and difference among us. Nothing wrong with that! Easy to be on board with respecting one another -- no matter what race, gender, or viewpoint. This is America, we all agree. The land of the free.
Now, not so many years later, PC has morphed from “Respect one another” to “Don’t offend anyone --ever.” Which, recently it seems, has morphed into demonizing those who hold viewpoints not aligned with The Politically Correct.
An example: It is now practically illegal to believe that abortion is wrong. I have been called misogynous for believing that, and I’m a woman. Once upon a time, positions on this issue were either “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” Then people began to realize that those two terms were not opposites at all.; their true opposites were “pro-life” and “pro-death.” So now what has happened? Now (not so very many years later), we are calling abortion clinics centers for women’s reproductive health.
This is just one example of what I call The Lexicon of Lies. Here’s another: the term gun control, which is suddenly being called gun violence (as if guns shoot themselves off). Yes -- let’s get those evil guns! We must collect them and shut hem away because guns are maniacs, full of hatred and mental illness, evil. Terrorists.
Many people I love seem to be thinking this way. Smart, well-educated people -- people who are seeking to be good and caring toward others. Yet they are in blindfolds! Put there by Political Correctness. They cannot see what they cannot see -- namely, that Tolerance is morphing into Totalitarianism.
Will we eventually be reporting each other to the Thought Police? Will neighbors be snitching on neighbors who hold un-PC beliefs? I feel that time is coming, and although it is foretold, I find it frightening. Anyone else?
This photograph is by Kristofer Rowe.