“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’
I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
~ Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass”
It is hard to conceptualize how 2020 could get any dumber – but I didn’t see 2020 coming anyway, so what do I know?
What I can state with some degree of confidence is that so far, 2020 has been the pinnacle of societal immaturity, complete and replete with child-like thinking, actions and consequences.
May God have mercy on our souls if this year is but a prelude to more absurdity and insanity in future years.
Children, especially those too young to have developed a sense of propriety and morality, are often irrational, impulsive, and emotionally driven human larvae, little bombs set to explode at the slightest provocation. In an interesting dichotomy, depending on the situation and their internal disposition, they are either the easiest to please or the most impossible to satisfy. They can run the gamut of those conditions within seconds of being at one or the other end of that continuum, being placated with a three cent piece of candy or a dollar toy one moment and impossible to satiate by any means just five minutes later.
I speak from lived experience.
My wife and I reared three kiddies – and have experienced times when a simple toy transformed a tantrum into peace and joy and other times when nothing could stay an epic meltdown, a veritable emotional hurricane, except hunkering down until the fury of the hell-storm burned itself out.
Now those meltdowns in the aisles of the Toys-R-Us (may they rest in peace) have become riots in the streets of America’s major cities. A tantrum resulting in tossing everything out of the shopping cart is now incarnated as breaking windows, looting businesses and burning down buildings.
Instead of matriculating our young through a process to independence and adulthood, the American people have abdicated our responsibility to teach our young. We have given their minds over to government public schools and progressive private universities where the ideological left has been running assembly lines that are cranking out generations of adult babies – a process so efficient that it would put anything conceived by Fredrick Winslow Taylor or Henry Ford to shame.
It is difficult to deny this is true, especially when one steps back and looks at the impossible things these mentally and emotionally retarded worker drones believe. These people are perfect examples of Immanuel Kant’s idea of “nonage”, a condition he described as “…the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance…”
Clearly these lost souls of adult babyhood are far less Alice and far more Red Queen, predisposed to believe a half-dozen impossible things before breakfast.
Wondering why it is that the left seems intent on creating armies of humans so ill-equipped for independent living isn’t much of an intellectual exercise – as the answers are actually quite self evident. While adult babies are prone to the destructive violence of emotional outbursts, due to their simplistic, emotional needs, they are also the easiest to please.
In cases when the emotional hurricane can’t be stopped, it is of no consequence to the masters of the horde of adult babies, as their masters are content to utilize the violence for their own benefit. It simply becomes another Pavlovian exercise in reward based behavior modification, as through these cycles of violence and pacification, the adult babies are inculcated to respond only to certain triggering events (even if the events are not real) that fit the leftist narrative and not to others that do not.
Often, the simple promise of something (rather than the actual delivery of that thing) is enough to calm the roiling waters of their immature minds. Beyond that, those who are easiest to please are also the easiest to control. Mentally and emotionally retarded individuals adopt Pavlovian responses making them very, very easy to train to behave in certain ways and act on command as long as that action results in the delivery of a satisfying treat. These adult babies become dependent on their masters for their very survival – they become little more than human herd animals, guided by their shepherds and the dogs who police the perimeter of the flock.
“Baaaaaa!” says Beetty. “Baaaaa!”, bleats Baaaarbara. “Baaaaa!”, Baaaart cries.
Something tells me Lewis Carroll’s Alice would feel right at home in 2020 as we have all gone through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole with the White Rabbit into the strange, surreal, and nonsensical world of Wonderland.