“The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side, and constant retreat on the other — until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the Country’s official ideology.”
–– Ayn Rand
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
— Isaiah 5:20 (NIV)
Some of you may realize the meaning of the title of this week’s missive immediately, others may not. It goes back to a metaphor, one you have to explain, or else the delusional progressive socialists — and PETA maniacs — will go crazy.
We simple folks ask: how does one go about boiling a frog? Remember lefties, this is a metaphor. The answer is that one catches a frog and places it in a pot of cold water, where the frog is comfortable. However, slowly you raise the temperature and the frog does not feel the change in temperature, it becomes comfortable with it. Eventually, the frog is boiled by its own lack of realization that the temperature of the water has increased.
So it is when one considers the aforementioned quote of Ayn Rand. Those uncontested absurdities which go unchallenged are accepted in degrees. And, in America, that which we would have considered absurd, once upon a time, has slowly become the accepted norm. The critical ingredient that enables this ‘fundamental transformation’ is the constant, incessant pressure of one side, and the complete retreat, surrender, and acquiescence, of the other side.
America is witnessing the most absurd — which is quickly becoming the official ideology of our Constitutional Republic — and it is all because a loud radical minority has been relentless. In contrast, a majority has been silent; reticent, and recalcitrant to stand on principle.
Yes, we are talking about the progressive socialist left who have enacted a decades-long plan to arrive at this point. It has been a dedicated effort to undermine every single aspect of our society — media, academia, entertainment, law schools, and politics. Now the left is targeting our military and law enforcement. Just this past week, in California, the Democrats are proposing legislation that anyone not believing in same-sex marriage and abortion should not be allowed to be law enforcement officers. Our own military is seeking to purge anyone that is not of a leftist ideology, the aim is to purge anyone with conservative viewpoints,yet leftist views are acceptable.
We are going down the path as articulated in Isaiah 5:20 (above). We have allowed the absurdity of calling good “evil” and evil “good,” to permeate our society.
What is the result?
A government that issues Executive Orders telling us to allow biological males to compete against biological females. We now accept a mental condition called “gender dysphoria” as a mainstream behavior. It means that we are giving puberty blockers and hormonal adjustment therapies to our children. They are confused because we have allowed absurdity to become our national ideology. Growing up, if anyone had told me that one day Sports Illustrated would have a gender dysphoric male as a swimsuit model . . . well, you get my point.
That is why one of the Legislative Priorities for the Republican Party of Texas is ending the practice of child gender modification.
We now live in an America where we accept the dismemberment of our babies in the womb. Once upon a time, the thought of severing the spinal cord of an unborn baby in the womb would have been considered heinous and absurd. Now, it is a national ideology, a right. The “woke folk” say nothing about Planned Parenthood being founded by a white supremacist and racist. However, you are vehemently assailed if you call this apparent evil, “evil.” Ending the murder of our unborn babies is another of our Legislative Priorities.
Nancy Pelosi just came out with the absurd statement that she can seat and unseat anyone she wants in Congress. Who would have ever thought that elected officials would decide who or what is essential in Texas, in America? While they were ordering small business owners to shut their businesses and lose their livelihoods, they never stopped getting a check . . . paid for by the taxpayers they put out of work.
We have a case going before the US Supreme Court that seeks to allow law enforcement to enter a home without a warrant, and confiscate the firearms of a legal, law-abiding gun owner. This is why constitutional carry is another of our Legislative Priorities.
We have those who believe America is just a piece of land in between Mexico and Canada where anyone can enter and vote. Speaking of which, if you disagree with the left on having voter identification, reviewing voter registration, and stopping the fraud-ridden practice of universal mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting, you are a racist.
Yes, the absurdity of unconstitutional actions in our voting system is becoming the national ideology, to be codified into law, HR 1. This is why election integrity is our number one Legislative Priority.
All of these issues — which have been identified by our Republican base in Texas as priorities — will mean nothing if we are in constant retreat in our Republican-led legislative bodies. At some point, there have to be courageous elected officials who say no to the absurdities.
It is far beyond time for constitutional conservatives to plant their heels and say, “We shall not surrender or retreat,” words that have special meaning in Texas. Those words were written by a 26-year-old named William Barret Travis. Once upon a time, surrendering, — even in the face of insurmountable odds, with the certainty of loss of life — was absurd.
Texas is the Lone Star State. It is a star that we shine brilliantly as a beacon in America. But, if we allow our light to become dark, then America will suffer. Yes, indeed, the eyes of America are upon Texas and want to know whether we will refuse the constant pressure of the progressive socialist left.
The left wants to boil America. We Texans are the ones who can end this quest, this insidious endeavor. Let’s dig in our heels for this fight, and not allow the leftists to turn up the heat anymore. Let’s find our courage to call evil for what it is, evil, and restore the light of America from this present darkness.
Steadfast and Loyal,
LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Republican Party of Texas