I've now, for the umpteenth time, drained the last dregs of my lukewarm coffee, chewing on an insipid bagel, while glowering at the latest headline on my screen. With every click of the mouse and every scroll down the page, it feels like I'm sinking deeper into a quagmire of some dystopian narrative. 'Leftist Lunacy: Rewriting History to Satisfy Agenda.’ Fantastic! Another triumph for the misguided social engineers of our time. How endlessly maddening and absolutely enraging.
The seeds of my discontent were ingrained in me from childhood, where I was taught the importance of truth, integrity, and an unwavering respect for history. It's essential to note that history is called 'history' for a reason. It's a chronicling of our past, constructed by the deeds of those who came before us, forged in the crucible of trials, triumphs, and tragedies. To me, the attempt to dredge up and dilute this legacy is tantamount to an act of intellectual and cultural vandalism, a war waged not on a physical battlefield but in the minds and hearts of ordinary people.
I’m as gay as a maypole in May and even that, in these modern times, has come with its own set of hurdles from both the far left and the right. Yes, I have been ostracized mostly from my own conservative circles and find it tumultuously tiring to tiptoe around the intolerant, indelible imbeciles infiltrating and infecting our society from both sides. However, this newfound political correctness craze doesn't offer me any elixir. It might provide a numbing band-aid, a sugar-coated placebo to those too afraid to see the world for what it is- flawed, chaotic, and beautifully broken.
Equally absurd is the notion, this sugary dream that rewriting history could somehow rectify the present and future injustices. Such attempts to manipulate the narrative, in hopes of creating a more “woke” society, will simply disorient the compass guiding us through this labyrinth of life. We need the raw truth, a comprehensive view of our past to forge a future worth standing for. We need to embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly because without it, we lose our humanity.
Then comes the question of who gets to decide what gets forged, what gets obliterated. Why, the loudest voices, of course, the ones with an agenda to push, and the power of influence. These self-proclaimed social justice warriors are proficient at whipping malleable minds into frenzies with their well-tailored rhetoric, appropriating the narratives to suit their own political agenda. It's all propagandized garbage, meticulously wrapped in the rhetoric of "progress," "change," and my personal favorite, "equality."
Political correctness, social justice, “wokeness”, have they all just been used as tools for ideological warfare? A strategy to sow division rather than unite us under the banner of individual freedom, impartial law, and free expression? Isn’t that the backbone of our democracy, the foundation of the society we've worked so hard to build? In my mind, the freedom to disagree and discuss openly is what truly makes us free. It’s shocking, disheartening, and yes, downright infuriating that the real solutions are lost in a sea of identity politics, ego-driven agendas, and an underlying thirst for power.
In conclusion, this latest headline serves as another portal into marauding madness. A testament to the rampant dichotomy that has been preached in recent times where history and truth are the collateral damage. To my fellow men and women, irrespective of where you fall on the spectrum, I urge you to critically reflect on what true progress entails. For I believe it's through understanding, embracing and learning from our shared history, not rewriting or erasing it, that we genuinely move forward.