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Know Jack #398 I Object!

“A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.”

C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

“Follow the science” was the mantra of the pandemic Of course, it was a lie. However, like good lies, it had a whiff of truth and sounded intellectual, progressive, and modern. Objective data was suppressed in favor of subjective reasoning to sell an agenda, and it was labeled science.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but the fact is the government conducted a successful experiment in bending the nation to its will without questioning its wisdom or methods. That was the recipe for acts of tyranny that forced families apart, confined people to their homes, and shuttered businesses. Like slaves, people complied.

In the words of an old rock and roll song:

“A thousand pictures can be drawn from one word, only who is the artist, we got to agree. A thousand miles can lead so many ways, just to know who is driving, what a help it would be.

Objective values invite questions and grow stronger under investigation. Yet, so much of the “news” we see and so much of what our government promotes cannot be questioned. We came close to having a government agency tasked with monitoring and preventing resistance to the current administration’s social agenda which is built on subjective data.

When peace and safety are greater priorities than truth, the door is thrown wide open to anything that is promised to produce them. People become blind to the fact that the only viable means to produce peace and safety is to introduce tyranny—force people to comply with slavish obedience “for their own good”. In the end, even this does not work.

However you may judge the founders of our country, they hit upon an objective truth demonstrated by human history, we are endowed with a yearning for life, liberty, and the ability to work for our own happiness. Those things are our rights as human beings.


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