Curtis Dahlgren
Two Corinthians go into a bar and fight over "What is a lie?"
By Curtis Dahlgren
February 26, 2016

"The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us with sighs that cannot be uttered." – Paul

Never mind, for the moment, why my opinions are so "opinionated," or whether I have my own 'skeletons.' "The world is full of fools," someone once said, "and he who would not see it should live alone and smash his mirror." The question really is, who's the biggest hypocrite?

The people who don't want to hear pessimistic warnings are the first ones who want to know if there's a traffic cop ahead (they may even have their own radar detector). When someone flashes his headlights at you, do you immediately accuse him of INTOLERANCE? Do you accuse him of being a "hypocrite"? Of course not.

Paradoxically, the people who say that public servants "are ALL alike," and, "they're ALL crooks" are the same people who want politicians to micromanage our local affairs and personal lives more and more from far-off Washington DC.

The people who were first in line to promote the sexual "revolution" of the 60's and 70's are the same people who are now acting like fascists and "thought police" on selected issues.

The people who have always condemned our "Euro-centric" Western-Civ now want America to be 'more like Europe' in many matters, including morality and socialism.

The people who call the wolf ENDANGERED are the same people who call an unborn child UNWANTED (they weep crocodile tears over crocodiles, but not dead cops).

The people who call "barbaric" the painless execution of a perpetrator of a cruel murder are the same people who think that the dismemberment of an unborn baby is of the realm of "Progressivism" and "Enlightenment."

The people who are always crying "Separation of church and state" are the same people who try to impose the agenda of THEIR religion in the name of "Mother Nature."

The people who complain when a politician mentions God's name are the same people who lobby for "Deep Ecology" in the name of THEIR god, Mother Earth, "the Great Mother of the gods."

The same people who favor billions of dollars spent on light rail, etc. (public transportation) are the same people who won't even let their kids ride home on the public school bus, circling the school with minivans.

The people who screamed about "book burners" are the same people who want to ban "Huckleberry Finn" and any book even slightly critical of Darwinism.

The people who send others to "sensitivity classes" are the same people who wouldn't hesitate to tell a young biology student, "When are you going to quit believing that crap your parents teach you?"

The people who want "federal aid" for anti-Christian "art" are the same people who think a kid drawing a picture of Christ in a public school is guilty of "hatred" or "harassment."

The people who lampoon Ozzie and Harriet and the "Norman Rockwell America" as turn-back-the-clock clichés are the same people who now want to "keep it country" and save the "grandfather trees," "tear down all the dams" and move back to the cities.

The people who used the "RIGHT TO PRIVACY" to institutionalize abortion are the same people who claim OSHA has the right to inspect your home if you work out of your home, and Uncle Sam should be able to inspect every cell phone!

The same people who teach that the human spirit and human nature are basically good are the same people who teach that Man is nothing but an animal and is free to behave like an animal if he so desires.

The people who used to ridicule a marriage license as "nothing more than a piece of paper" are the same ones who now hail it as the Holy Grail for gays! Any attempt to define "sin" now equates with "hatred." This false premise I reject utterly, and I say beware such outlandishly split personalities!

The very same people who had a habit of saying "Stay out of my bedroom" are now trying to impose external rules on private organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Christian schools and camps. Excuse me? I DON'T THINK SO!

Webster says that one of the definitions of the word "bull" is "a ludicrous or self-contradictory statement, nonsense"! These promulgators of psychobabble teach that religion is a form of mental illness, and yet these very same people hold all these ludicrous and self-contradicting viewpoints ("cognitive dissonance").

The only thing these people are consistent about is that while they are selective as to which of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution they approve, they're either selective as to which of the Ten Commandments they observe, or, they want to banish ALL of them.

When they speak of "tolerance," what they really mean to say is, "YOU must tolerate US – OR ELSE!" So, who are the biggest hypocrites, and why does the Silent Majority bow to all their (2 percent) wishes?

So -
is it kosher to be a pessimist? Yes, unless you LIKE having your head in the sand.

America, no more bull; please phone home!

That was my first column (9-09-03). A friend of a friend read it and said, "This guy hates everybody, doesn't he?" I had only written one column and I was a "hater" already. I admit I'm a "hater" though; I just hate it when people miss the point!

PPS: It was Dan Popp's column, "Poppouri," that reminded me it was time to re-post this one. Both of them are packed with original pithy pregnant lines. If you haven't read his column yet, please go to ASAP!

Also, please forward my column from last week to your kith and kin, friend and foe.

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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