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Friday, March 17 - 2023 Week 11
Good morning, Marysville, and Happy St. Patricks’ Day! May your Friday be filled with sun, the Sun, and no snakes.
☀️As Obvious as an Adam’s Apple
“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”
George Orwell—the only George with the imaginatively prophetic mind to write 1984—wrote the comment in a book review in 1939. We have sunk even deeper in the last eighty-four years.
While I am not claiming to be intelligent, I can see what the intelligent do, and imitate it. Isn’t it better to imitate intelligence than the alternative? We could use more of that, instead of Monkey-See, Monkey TikTok.
When I think about what would be good for our city, increasing intelligence and decreasing stupidity would be good. Stupid has a specific definition here: doing what is not good for anyone, including the one doing it. At least a bandit does bad with the idea he will benefit. The stupid hurts himself just as much.
So if intelligence is good, perhaps we could do more restating of the obvious. Here’s just one obvious thing for today: women are easily deceived.
There is a little irony here, because ancient sages praised Lady Wisdom. We also know Lady Liberty and Lady Justice. And saying that women are easily deceived doesn’t mean that each and every woman is desperately credulous, and it certainly isn’t saying that all men have a clue. One obvious thing at a time, please.
March is Women's History Month (even if it should be rebranded as “No More Moronic Masks Month.” Three years ago yesterday was the great lie: “15 days to flatten the curve.” The Karen responses to covid have been driven by womanly anxiety, but this is a post about gullibility). International Woman’s Day began on March 8, 1909, organized by the Socialist Party of America. 1982 was the first Presidentially proclaimed Women’s History Week, and we’ve given woman a whole month since 1995. But really, ladies, one month? For all that women have accomplished? It’s patronizing.
And it’s worse than that. Maybe you’ve been blessed by not being on social media this past week. But on Monday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show she interviewed Dylan Mulvaney, a he dressed as a she. As has been observed, Ms. Barrymore was dressed in a loose suit, while Mr. Mulvaney was dressed in a tight, short, bright pink dress. By the end of the segment, the woman was kneeling before the man. Before you check your calendar, Monday was not April Fool’s Day, and this was not elevating to women.
A Google search for Dylan Mulvaney calls him an “American actress.” That’s half-true at best. On Monday Mr. Mulvaney finished his 365 “Days of Girlhood” series on TikTok, and among other newspeak has even met with President Biden on behalf of the transgender cult. It’s double-plus-ungood.
Not long after Adam and Eve ate the fruit some persons became perverts; God flooded the globe due to corruption, and later rained fire on Sodom and Gomorrah for their gross behavior. Those were the days when evil was called evil. But we're being told that our first duty toward transgender-attempting men is to deny the obvious. Eve was deceived by the serpent's lie, we must not believe lies coming from a dude with an Adam’s apple.
Mr. Mulvaney is not just lost, he's influencing others to be twice as much sons of hellish, irreversible damage as himself. It’s obfuscation. It’s an attempt to shove gender down the memory-hole, including the true glory of women. Let intelligent men, and women, say so.
Shamrock Walk - Family Scavenger Hunt - any day, starting March 4 through March 27. Just $5 per family. See the city’s Facebook event page for more info and a link to buy tickets online.
Coffee Klatch with Mayor Nehring - Monday, April 10.
Joan Dabrowksi has written and illustrated a new children’s book: I Can Count. There’s not many copies left so get yours while supplies last.
There may be no better thing you could do with four minutes today than to watch this:
They say necessity is the mother of invention.