Sunday, September 29, 2019

Perfect's the Enemy

I really, really don't want to live in the nightmare hellscape the wokescolds seem determined to create. How can anyone possibly want to live in that world? It's profoundly anti-human.

I come from a beautiful tradition - Catholic Christianity - that sets standards that rival those of the most fervent SJW. We're taught - through the Catechism surrounding the 9th and 10th Commandments - that we must govern our thoughts as well as our words and deeds because thoughts are the genesis of sinful behavior. "You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart." (Matthew 5:27-28) But here's the thing: my tradition makes allowances for human fallibility. We're taught that when we stray, we have recourse in the Sacrament of Reconciliation -- that our loving God will always welcome us back with open arms when we atone. And our list of saints is replete with terrible sinners. St. Paul, author of the majority of the New Testament, watched with approval when St. Stephen was executed -- but Jesus claimed him too and loved him with all His might.

In the Church of the Woke, on the other hand, there is no forgiveness. If you screw up - at least according to this church's dictates - that's it. Your life is forfeit no matter how inconsequential the sin may be, how long ago that sin was committed, or what good you may have done in the meantime. You can - oh, I don't know - raise a million dollars for charity and yet still be damned for all time for something stupid you said years ago. Hell, not even your childhood can escape this scrutiny -- because apparently, the Church of the Woke has decided to throw decades of developmental psychology out the damn window for the sake of its fevered utopian dreams.

I know I harp on this so damned much, but I can't let this evil stand. Human beings should be allowed to make mistakes without being unpersoned for all eternity -- especially the children. (Seriously: hands off the children or Teacher Steph is coming for you.) Outrage should have time and age limits. There's no good reason to go trawling through eight years of someone's Twitter history looking for dirt. There's no good reason to ruin people for misspeaking or making bad jokes. Try to understand that no one is perfect, stop the all-or-nothing reasoning, and let people be freakin' people.

If our current Culture of Vengeance goes on, we will have no more comedy, no more literature, no more art, no more social trust, no more friendship -- no more living. So for Christ's sake, bring back perspective and proportionality before our entire culture is trashed.

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