Bear writes a letter of explanation to a future that is by no means assured.
Dear Future Generations,
How did this happen? How did America go insane, and destroy itself? How did…
- Renaming “French Fries” to “Freedom Fries” become the same as “I don’t like what you said, so I’m going to dox you so someone can find and physically attack you, destroy your business, cancel your social media presence, close your bank accounts, and hound the would-be survivors to death” cancel culture?
- “Silence is violence” but “violence is speech” become a respected take?
- Looting is reparations?
- 2 + 2 = 4 is racist?
- Equality in opportunity is equity in outcome?
- Politicians actively agree to actively violate state election laws to aid the opposing party?
- A human with XY chromosomes is female, not male?
- And we’ll pass laws forcing everyone to believe that (or at least actively fake it)?
That’s but a taste of a necessarily lengthy list, arriving here:
Future generations, I did not make up any of that. It was (is, as I type) real. How, you ask. It started generations ago. In America; the roots go back to the 19th century and more. But I’ll give you the short form. Maybe you’ll find books that survived the burning that has started, that will explain more details.
It’s a long ‘un, of which you should certainly read the all. Really, though, the explanation is summed up concisely by the very next ‘graph:
People wanted power over others. America had a Constitution that limited their ability to simply seize it, so they tried something else.
Annnnd BINGO. The same old problem, whose only solution is extremely distasteful to every decent human being of sound mind. Yet those same decent, peaceable people will forever be forced to embrace said unpleasantness nonetheless, which is no more nor less than the price of liberty. The day any particular generation declines to shoulder the cost of securing and maintaining their freedom and natural rights is also the day they admit themselves unworthy of them. Taken all together, these are the overarching paradoxes of life on this existential plane.