Curtis Dahlgren
Groupthink and doublespeak: Who are the biggest hypocrites?
By Curtis Dahlgren
October 25, 2018

"Doublespeak means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them." – George Orwell

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 Pharisee, the biggest hypocrite?

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 powerful central governments.

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 (soda pop and plastic straws).

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?"

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

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 try to psychoanalyze the guy? No! So, who's the biggest hypocrite?

The people who call the wolf ENDANGERED are the same people who call an unborn child UNWANTED.

The people who are always crying "Separation of church and state" are the same people who try to impose THEIR religion on our kids in the name of "The Great Mother of the Gods," Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Gaia, and so on.

The people who screamed about "book burners" are the same people who want to ban "Huckleberry Finn" and any book that questions the various theories of Darwinism (the Bible is "hate propaganda" to them).

The people who want federal dollars for anti-Christian "art" are the same people who think a first-grader drawing a picture of Christ in a public school is guilty of "bullying" his classmates.

The same people who favor billions of dollars spent on 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 same people who were okay with unsustainable pensions are now complaining about potholes.

The people who lampooned Ozzie and Harriet and the "Norman Rockwell America" are the same people who now want to "keep it country" and save the "grandfather trees" (but tear down all the dams?).

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 (what does the right to privacy have to do with killing babies anyway?).

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 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!

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"! Despite their self-contradicting Groupthink and cognitive dissonance, these promulgators of psychobabble teach that religion is a form of mental illness. Ted Turner said that Christianity is "a religion for weak people," and Alec Baldwin said a Congressman's family should be attacked for their beliefs (Henry Hyde's).

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 believe in. They're also selective as to which of the Ten Commandments they observe. When living in Lala land, words are subjective, so the word "unconstitutional" never matters unless their agenda can be promoted by its invocation. And any attempt to define "sin" equates with hatred. This false premise I reject utterly, and I say beware: such outlandish split-personalities are "unfit" to hold public office. We've gone from Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi to Di-Fi; from Beta Max to VHS to Maxie Waters and Governor Moonbeam; from "That's the way it is" to "This is who we are" (MSNBC's motto). There's a pattern here; technology progresses and humans devolve.And they seem to be so proud of themselves!

When they speak of "tolerance," they really mean that "YOU must tolerate them OR ELSE!" So who are the biggest hypocrites, and why do you bow to their every wish? They're simply playing mind-games with you!

This is a version of my very first column posted on September 9, 2003, America, NO MORE BULL.

PPS: There's an inscription on the capitol complex in Sacramento, California that says:


Let that be our prayer as we approach the November 6th elections. Amen.

© 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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