President Biden says he will immediately shut down the US-Mexico border if a bill with new emergency authority is passed—If the House Republicans fall for this, then Texas should call their entire delegation home from D.C.
You are Here — What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” “In 1984”, Huxley added, “people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure.” In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us. ~Neil Postman
In 2019, if you told me that within a year churches would be shuttered, beaches closed, and citizens forbidden from attending funerals, followed by nationwide riots, vaccine mandates, mass mail-in ballots, and the greatest wealth transfer in American history… all for a Chinese virus funded by our tax-dollars… I would have assumed it was the end of the world.
Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for gain-of-function experiments that waste money, torture animals, and create frankenviruses that can be used as bioweapons or cause pandemics.
“Things are gonna slide Slide in all directions Won’t be nothin’ Nothin’ you can measure anymore” (Leonard Cohen — “The Future”, 1992)
In Great Britain (our ally)–The Royal Navy, bless their hearts, are now diverting marines and sailors to become diversity and inclusion officers. Yes, you heard that right. In the midst of grappling with recruitment woes and struggling to man their ships, they’re focusing on – wait for it – enhancing the “lived experience” of personnel. I got a gander at these internal job ads from The Telegraph, and they’re hunting for serving sailors and marines to dive into diversity policy. These gigs are up for grabs at the Navy Command HQ in Portsmouth. Their aim? To “improve the lived experience of our people.” Well, isn’t that just grand? But here’s the rub, as a Navy source rightly pointed out to The Telegraph: “Why, when we’re short on manpower, are we chasing more people to fuss over diversity and inclusion?” And let’s not forget the type of folks this might attract – power-hungry social justice warriors, as they put it. The Navy’s already inclusive, they say, and diversity will naturally follow suit with the changing population. No need for this pandering. And Lord West, a former First Sea Lord himself, didn’t mince words either. He told The Telegraph that diverting key personnel for diversity is utter nonsense. He reckons the Navy’s lost the plot, and this obsession with diversity could actually be the root of their recruitment issues. Remember the RAF’s positive discrimination schemes? Ended up sidelining some white blokes. Lord West’s advice? Scrap these diversity roles pronto. The Navy’s not just advertising any old roles, either. They’re looking for Lieutenants, Captains in the Royal Marines, and a bunch of other ranks, to hop onto this diversity bandwagon. They’ve even got a “climate assessment team” on the cards. And what’s this all about? Conducting assessments to understand the “lived experience” of personnel. Their official document on diversity and inclusion is a real page-turner. It’s got roles galore – diversity advisors, practitioners, you name it. And all to advance diversity in the workplace. But honestly, when did our armed forces become so embroiled in this social justice theatre? Last time I checked, their job was national security, not ticking boxes on a diversity checklist.