By Jonathon Van Maren
If I happen to be in a certain state of mind, scrolling through my Twitter feed is pretty terrible for my blood pressure. The progressives are no longer at war with conservatives, or even with traditionalists—they are at war with biological reality, history, and truth itself. Just to give you an example, based on a few news articles in my feed, here are ten statements that are actually controversial in the year 2017.
There is such a thing as truth.
Men can’t get pregnant.
Mothers and fathers fulfil uniquely important roles for children.
Men and women are different.
“Female” is not an offensive term.
People with penises should not be allowed to enter women’s locker rooms.
Western Civilization accomplished many good things.
There is such a thing as objective beauty.
Girls and boys cannot change genders.
Little children should not see nude adult males.
The level of stupidity, absurdity, and perversion we are now required to take seriously by our intellectual elites its absolutely staggering. Wild claims that would have justly triggered psychiatric attention a generation ago are now held to be the solemnest of dogmas, and those that question them are labeled, shouted down, stigmatized, and perhaps even criminalized. Insanity that would have once not even been dignified with a response is now a cultural consensus enforced by the most frivolous and empty-headed of totalitarians.
This culture is past stagnation and well into metastasization, Stage 4. Cultural chemotherapy is desperately needed.
For anyone interested, my book on The Culture War, which analyzes the journey our culture has taken from the way it was to the way it is and examines the Sexual Revolution, hook-up culture, the rise of the porn plague, abortion, commodity culture, euthanasia, and the gay rights movement, is available for sale here.