Horton hears a serious problem in Academia… Atheletics… Entertainment… and culture!
When Liberalism produces a most iliberal worldview.
Words are like a roadmap or guidebook unveiling the hidden vistas in a persons mind, and in many cases reveaing latent biases or revealing in full detail biases the writer simply chooses not to conceal.
Words must be read not only for what hey say, but also for what they call to attention. In writing there is an agreement in which words convey meaning that goes far deeper than the mere meaning of the words themselves. In exegesis we read the words for discernment, to determine the larger context that rests as a foundation upon with the text is built.
Intellectual egotism of a sort that belongs in the by gone 19th century when education was restrictive.
There are intellectuals whose intelligence is very nearly palpable, whose words are trusted paths through difficult waters. Men and women like this have high educations or no formal education, indeed what is the greater intellect Thomas Jefferson with formal education, wealth, a vast library and connection to European intelligentsia or Abraham Lincoln and his rough, paucity of formal education, self taught yet possessed of a discernment fr greater than his age deserved. In Lincoln uneducated words were the stuff of freedom. Does emancipation sound better to the enslaved soul coming from a radical who spoke lofty and eloquent words or from the lips of the man who delivered that long ago promise?
Words such as these are little more than peacock affrontery, displays of impressive yet hollow pedigree like a well breed, champion dog pacing the same floor of a dreary pound next to a mut picked up off the street. There is perhaps a bit of the mongrel to the tough educate but such a mongrel made America great, built factories and schools, ships and airplanes, created industry and wealth, and indeed stood in protest against crimes and failures, and that mongrel, as any dog owner would readily know we find fewer health problem, the rough serving to round off the hard edges. Perhaps the word mongrel is insensitive yet I defend it as the very soul of AMerica, a nation of mutts and mongrels, bred from the diverse outcasts of Europe and Asia into something finer and more noble than anything to be found in the disparate far off homelands.
The tyrant calls for unity and demands that everyone follow in well regulated footsteps. We have seen this in religion and politics and today it is the foal of liberlaism, unity that comesonly through conformity. But Amos 3:3, speaks eloquenty to this, “How can two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?”
From the hyper-sensitive illiberalilsm of academia to professional athletics, from our culture of umbrage to our culture or feigned indignity we see it over and over again. The result is a thin veneer of unity that hides festering dischord and division.
Credentials // pedigree