“Psychosis: An acute or chronic mental state marked by loss of contact with reality…and…delusions, seen in certain mental illnesses…”
Remember when people who thought they were Napoleon or Cleopatra were clinically categorized as insane? How about taking a mulligan on one’s sexual orientation? Political correctness has not only absolved those embracing blatant lies as a lifestyle but, apparently, also absolves any culpability in the possible commission of crimes while in pursuit of a reality they wish was so.
According to the lunatics now unleashed upon society in ever-growing multitudes, if you really want something to be so…well…it is. Forget Orange Is the New Black. White is the new black. Just ask Rachel Dolezal and celebrities, like Whoopi Goldberg or Kareem Abdul-Jabar who applaud this form of dementia. Such is the invincibility of political correctness.
Instead of encountering outrage at such psychotic insults to sanity there is submission. In fact, if one thinks there is something wrong with the Dogma of The Day, censure follows, on a near-global scale. Offenses are anything that had been considered the norm or in the majority. Just ask any white male. And we ain’t seen nothing yet, folks.
The fact that rationality has left the auditorium is, unfortunately, no longer new. The Left has successfully adopted the lessons of the National Socialists and elevated truth-is-wishful-thinking to a level never before imagined. If a thing is shouted long enough and loudly enough, particularly when wrapped in a cocoon of victimization, who is to say otherwise? I have long cautioned that the escalating trend of “I-say-so-and-that-makes-it-true” is the single, most dangerous fixation confronting what remains of a sane society. We are all familiar with myriad examples of such psychosis in the political world. What about mundane encroachments on reason?
An Irish playwright, Phelim McAleer, wrote a play that consisted of his actors reading directly from the Grand Jury testimony in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. At the eleventh hour, five of the six Black actors angrily walked out because “hands up don’t shoot” did not appear in the script. It was not part of Grand Jury testimony. But, to the aggrieved actors, to paraphrase Rachel Dolezal, facts weren’t part of their “reality.”
Much has been said, pro and con, about Bruce “Caitlin” Jenner. Anyone can make whatever surgical amendments to their person that they desire; but desire doesn’t make them “brave.” Political correctness run amok has ignored dire psychological implications and has, instead, lionized something that just isn’t so. From The Wall Street Journal, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins University:
[P]olicy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention…You won’t hear it from those championing transgender equality, but controlled and follow-up studies reveal fundamental problems with this movement… The long-term study—up to 30 years—followed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery…their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population…”Sex change” is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights…is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.
Mainstreaming Transgenderism has led to the emergence of the Transabled: “A… story in Canada’s National Post reveals the story of a man who cut off his own arm because “it never felt like his own “…These “transabled” people wish to be given the same level of acceptance as those who wish to transition from one gender to another…the next debate in the wings is whether taxpayers should be stuck footing the bill for people who want perfectly good arms, legs, eyes or ears destroyed surgically to satisfy their “transabled” feelings.
Where is the line to be drawn between what is and what we want? It no longer seems to exist. The terrifying truth is that facts have morphed into whatever any particular interest group wants them to be. Liberal icon, Daniel Patrick Moynihan is quoted as having said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” That was, apparently, then. Senator Moynihan might be alarmed, as are fellow Liberals, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, by the monster his PC ideology has unleashed.
Liberals never learn that there are always consequences to their actions. Often, terrible consequences. When facts become a matter of whim, everything becomes mutable. Nothing can be stable.
Reality is no longer on a slippery slope. It’s in free fall.