There is no equinox in America. We are in perpetual solstice.
We have licensed ourselves to believe any fiction we choose. And reject any established fact we merely find distasteful. English has a term for people like that. Children.
We have completely perverted the concept of freedom, both at the individual and societal level.
“Acting more like children…than children.” -B. Streisand
Children rearing children.
The arrogance of ignorance.
The narcissism of arrogance.
“Death by anti-science aggression.” Dr. Peter Hotez.
WWII generation would be horrified. Polio?
You’re freaking out about a mask, Cupcake?
We turned our lights out during WWII to avoid night time bombing. Family leaves theirs on because it’s inconvenient. Neighborhood gets wiped out. Was that an expression of “freedom”? You’re not a patriot or libertarian. You’re an idiot and an asshole.
“I’m not gonna turn on my headlights after dark. If you don’t wanna get hit, stay home, bitch.” Freedom!
Analogous to smoking. You’re making everyone else smoke.
Belief in facts, science and rationality IS the genius of America. It was more than anything else the foundation of American global leadership. Was.
Apollo 13. Perfect combination of rational thought…and duct tape.
“Hidden figures”? You get the numbers right, you get the job right. Dissenting “opinions”?
“You are not my countryman. You are my eternal enemy. No matter the subject, no matter the facts, I will oppose you because you are my mortal enemy. I will oppose you, facts me dammed. If you say that water is wet, I will oppose you.”
“Sticking it,” to you, is more important than my life. Or my children’s lives. Insanity.
Unlike previous American generations, we actually had the ability to solve our problems. We refused to do so.
“What a beautiful world it will be. What a glorious time to be free…”