June 17, 2013

The Stations of the Week @ the Mental Ward


On Monday,

the harridans of the National Organization for Women announce the great discovery, that it is a bad thing for men to beat women black and blue. We wonder what took them so long to discover it. APPLES FALL TO THE GROUND, runs the headline, with the helpful addition, Effects on Agriculture Undetermined.

On Tuesday,

the same harridans announce the great discovery, that it is a good thing for women to join the infantry, to confront not boyfriends, but enemy men who will be at the peak of their physical prowess, armed to the teeth, and filled with the rage of killing and plunder and rape. The chivalry or plain common decency that once protected a woman against brawling—or war—is derided as a masculine plot to keep women in subjection. Women must be free to be conscripted.

On Wednesday,

the keepers of our national morality inveigh against a priest or a coach who entices a teenage boy into sodomy.

On Thursday,

the same keepers inveigh against the Boy Scouts, for shying away from scoutmasters who might do the same.

On Friday,

the feminists in an alphabet-soup alliance of people with various sexual proclivities will protest against pornography, the technical term for smutty pictures. Their grounds are that it turns women into objects of sexual consumption.

On Saturday,

the same people, boldly proclaim the right of both women and men to fornicate, coldly, aloofly if that is possible, with people whom they do not love; it is recreation.

Excerpted Welcome to the Mental Ward by Anthony Esolen

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 17, 2013 2:16 PM
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I'd hate to be a writer for "The Onion" these days. How in hell are you supposed to top that without sounding (more) ridiculous?

Posted by: pdwalker at June 17, 2013 5:21 PM

Welcome to the mental ward illuminates quite nicely the sloppy thinking that allows people to believe contradictory ideas are not contradictory. It may not be considered as clinically insane. In a saner world it would be be.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at June 18, 2013 8:17 AM