Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alternative Realities


It doesn’t matter to liberals that something can be proved as right. In the liberal universe, right and wrong are not admissible concepts as opposites.  Things are supposed to be what they want  things to be, as this  amusing but dead serious video dramatizes.

A friend sent me a video which is an almost perfect companion to my previous article, “Wishing to Make It So.” Called “Alternative Math,” it dramatizes the brow-beating of a teacher, Mrs. Wells, who gave an F to a student’s test, which is replete with wrong answers to simple arithmetic. The student wrote that “22” is correct answer to the question “2 + 2”, which are 4. Other errors are visible on the test: “3 + 3” being answered, “33,” and so on. But “2 + 2” is the main subject.

Confronted with the wrong answer, the student, Danny, something of a spoiled brat, insists the answer is “22.” He complains to his parents, who berate the teacher and verbally abuse her, not conceding that the right answer is 4 or that it’s anything. The mother says the teacher is a Nazi, while the father utters ad hominems. The teacher is then chewed out by the school principal, who says it’s not her job to tell students they’re right or wrong, and then she is called in front of the school board and asked to recant her insistence that 2 + 2 is 4. The school is being sued,  they say, because  she caused students to have “emotional stress.” She is told that it’s wrong to insist there is only one answer, that it’s possible there are multiple correct answers. She is suspended and told to come back the next day after she has had time to “reconsider” her answer. She is encouraged to have an “open mind.”

When Mrs. Wells returns the next day, she is faced with a battery of news media people and the principal who proceeds to fire her.  I won’t include the concluding spoiler of how Mrs. Wells sticks  it to the principal. I offer my own narrative of how Mrs. Wells sticks it to him when he writes her a check to cover the past pay period and the current one. She leaves him blinking and speechless. My narrative would go something like this:

Mrs. Wells: “Is that your Mercedes-Benz in the reserved parking space outside?”
Principal: “Yes. Two more payments to go!”
Mrs. Wells: “If you don’t mind me asking, how much are you paying for it?”
 Principal: “About 25 thousand.”
Mrs. Wells: “Wrong. It's seven thousand. You’re being cheated.”
Principal: “Huh?”
Then he gets it.

Blink, blink! It’s such a chore to think! (From the “Bilbury Lament” in Sparrowhawk: Book Two.)

The arrested development of a Trump hater.
Danny’s parents obviously did not follow these rules:

If you want to avoid having spoiled kids then stay away from these habits.
Pick up after your kids instead of letting them clean up their own messes. ...
               Let them boss you around and talk disrespectfully to you. ...
               Give them everything they want – even if it's not good for them. ...
               Let them drop out instead of sticking it out….

The parents of the dim lights of the MSM did not follow this advice. Their children, now adults, were reared to be tantrumous brats, to judge by the level of bile and hatred for Trump exhibited by them and their liberal\left wing hordes. The malice knows no bounds. Violence is not out of the question.

The latecomer in the trend to harass Trump staffers in public is Rep. Maxine Waters.

The Daily Wire reports:

A Republican Representative from Arizona, Andy Biggs, has introduced a measure in the House Tuesday that calls for an official censure against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her comments encouraging discrimination and harassment against Trump administration officials and members of the GOP.

And asking for her resignation. Waters told a cheering mob:

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said to an audience Sunday at a rally in California. “And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”

Waters, numerous politicians, and Hollywood stars are also outstaying their welcome.
 
The Washington Post reported:

It’s also increasingly common. On same night [Florida Attorney General Pam] Bondi got heckled in Florida, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia [Red Hen], and protesters rallied outside the home of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. That came at the end of a week in which Nielsen and White House domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller were heckled at separate Mexican eateries in D.C. One website even posted Miller’s personal cellphone number.

A decapitated animal carcass was left at the doorstep of Nielsen’s home.  That is the level of argumentation of the Dems and their non-intellectual allies. Not exactly the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858.

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