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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Reply From Aaron

Here is a reply to my previous post from my friend Aaron down at Mankato State University.
You can see his blog called The Silver Tongue here
O, but Bruce, you're forgetting that this is standard operating procedure for the Self-Anointed liberal elite in Phase 2 of their typical 4-phase answer to social problems as espoused by Thomas Sowell:

(1) Say that there is a problem. Even if the evidence shows that there is no problem or that the problem is in decline, that doesn't matter. The Self-Anointed say there is a problem, so there is.

(2) Propose a typical, naive Self-Anointed solution to the problem. The Benighted of the Right will now quickly point out why this solution will just make things worse. And the Self-Anointed will resort to standard answer #1: "You're just simplifying things too much. The problem is more complicated, nuanced, and subtle then you realize. Don't worry; our plan will work."

(3) If allowed to proceed, the Self-Anointed solution will be initiated and, like clockwork, will fail with the 100% prophetic accuracy of the Benighted of the Right.

(4) The Self-Anointed will now proceed to explain to the Benighted why the new situation would have been that much worse had their plan not been initiated. So thank them for their wisdom.

Don't you see, the writer of your wonderful article is busy condescendingly patting you on the head and telling you that the problem of a pluralistic and multicultural society is far too subtle and nuanced to be simplified the way you're simplifying it. You just need to trust him and let him in his wisdom make the decisions.


Two key example given by Thomas Sowell of this pattern in action:

(1) Problem: Alleged problem of rising teen pregnancy, etc. in the 60's. Solution: Sex education, teach the kids all about sex. "If they knew the consequences and the dangers and exactly what behaviors caused these problems, then surely they would avoid the situations. Telling kids all about sex won't make them obsessed with sex, it will make them reluctant and afraid of sex."

(2) Problem: Increase in crime, particularly violent crime in the 60's. Solution: Abandon penitentiaral thinking for correctional thinking. "Criminals aren't evil and selfish and need not be broken and repentant; they're ignorant of how they're hurting others. If they were educated about their actions, they wouldn't commit crime."

Have a great day. :)


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