Is America facing a toxic postmodern plague? Well, yes. Toxic imbecility, argues Thaddeus G. McCotter in American Greatness, is consuming our country from within.
And where is the hot zone where this imbecilic chicken first came home to roost and now appears ready to cook our goose? An educated guess is that it’s wherever educators first devolved into indoctrinators, turning young people’s brains into carriers of leftist bumper sticker tropes. (Perhaps some of the $3 billion sitting in New York City’s coffers that the Amazonian plutocrat Jeff Bezos didn’t steal from hard working folks can now be invested in remedial courses in economics for elected officials? But I digress.)
More important, Mr. McCotter notes, this Toxic Imbecility is bipartisan.
On the Left we are faced with “an obstinate, irrational belief in injurious idiocies, such as the weaponized lie of the Russian collusion delusion, the defamation of the Covington Catholic high schoolers and so many others instances of toxic imbecility.”
The Right gives us followers of Max Boot on Twitter and those who tattoo “#NeverTrump onto their rumps (right beside where their heads entered).”
Other Examples of Toxic Imbecility
- A febrile fever (colloquially termed, “feeling the Bern”), which leaves one seized with prehensile fingers grasping for other people’s money.
- A feeling of irrational gratitude when 25,000 jobs won’t be coming to town to enrich your neighbors.
- A delusion that Chicago is “MAGA country,” where Trump supporters brave sub-zero temperatures to accost celebrities whose shows they don’t watch because they’re racist homophobes.
- A persistent aching for open borders everywhere except in your gated community.
- A paranoid belief that President Trump, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the NRA, the GOP, the NRCC, the NRSC and, hell, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are all Russian assets.
- Conflating contrary views with violence and hate speech; demanding safe spaces from such differing ideas; and a generalized, free-floating anxiety about the dangers of free speech.
- Being possessed by Trump Derangement Syndrome (a disorder in and of itself), often manifested by espousing one’s chilling sense that the Putin-sponsored, illegitimate imposition upon America of President Trump means we are all going to die sooner than climate change can kill us.
A Simple Cure for Toxic Imbecility
Fortunately there is an antidote for anyone now suffering this scourge, suggests Mr. McCotter that is “relatively succinct; readily available and, thanks to the internet, largely free.”
Read liberal doses of Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley, Jr. and Victor Davis Hanson; escape your safe space; and embrace reality.
Yes, it’s that simple.
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