The Death Of Reason: How It Occurred

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(Note: I strongly recommend the Podcast above. It’s one of my best so far and really adds to the overall point that I am trying to make,)

The death of reason is final.

Our culture can speak with valid arguments but they cannot tell a sound argument from a ludicrous argument.

Reason being, we have lost all contact with reality. Reality is no longer the judge for us. Our judgments and opinions ought to conform to the way things really are, but not so in the brave new world. In the brave new world, our judgments and opinions ought to conform to the demagoguery of the political correct.

Dare to double-cross this cultural force and you will quietly realize your peers think you’re an unenlightened asshole. Instead of an argument, you will be called a jerk-face, a person in desperate need of compassion. Charities will be erected, funds gathered in your name in hopes that you will undergo social readjustments and indoctrination.

How They Will Indoctrinate You

And they will indoctrinate you. They will not try to win you over with arguments. No, they can’t do that. This would require reality being behind them, which it’s not. Instead, they will do what all good politicians do: make you feel bad for Billy.

That’s it! They will win you over by appealing to your emotions. They will flank reason by making you think Billy is the same as you.

“Look at poor Billy. Society is oppressing him by not letting him express himself. Don’t you want to express yourself? So, why can’t Billy express himself too?”

Then, just to make sure you are on board, they will pull the Nazi card. “Well if you’re not for people expressing themselves, then you are a Nazi—and who doesn’t like hating themselves some Nazis?”

They Have Won

Done!  Political correctness has won, for no one in his right mind wants to be a Nazi. I mean they’re just evil. Plus, since we are enlightened folk, it does seem right that everyone should be able to express themselves, and who am I to tell other people how to live their lives?

Well, for one, you can’t because you don’t have the social power. If you did have the social power, then you could tell people how to live their lives all you wanted. God bless the social elite. What would we do without them? We would be so lost.

But you don’t worry for a moment; you’re already getting use to it. Soon your indoctrination will be complete. Just like the countless of other former assholes, you too once lived in darkness. Yet now you have seen the light: You don’t want to be a jerk-face Nazi or be seen as a jerk-face Nazi, and Billy seems friendly enough, so his views and way of life must be all right.

The Death Of Reason

And there you have it. That’s how reason died.  We have all become tools to the social establishment. The mighty determine what is right. The new paradigm for winning a cultural debate is to appeal to victimization and not wanting to be a Nazi.

Oh, the brave new world. What have you done to us?

(Imagine a soft robotic voice)

Acceptance is better than being a jerk-face Nazi

Acceptance is better than being a jerk-face Nazi

Acceptance is better than being a jerk-face Nazi

Accept!

Accept!

Accept!

And you’ll have friends.

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Brandon Wall is the creator and general editor of Thriving Men. He is married to Philly Wall and they have three children. He has a M.A. in Philosophy and is currently working on M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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  1. Jesse May 13, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Great stuff Brandon! – creepiest podcast yet ;)

    Have you heard the famous Aldous Huxley address to UC Berkley? It’s eerily prophetic:

    http://archive.org/details/AldousHuxley-TheUltimateRevolution

    p.s. call me sometime!

    • Brandon Wall May 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Jesse,

      Thanks for the comment. I did not know about this lecture. Looks like I know what I am doing this afternoon.

      Here’s a first things article that I have been pondering recently:

      http://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/04/lena-dunhamrs-inviolable-self

      Let me know what you think about it. I am not sure he is totally right, but I don’t think he totally wrong either. I will definitely call soon. I would love to talk to you.

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