We Have Entered a Looking-Glass World

Why, sometimes, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking-Glass I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness Allen Ginsberg, Howl We live in an age characterized by belief -- that is, belief in things that do not exist, belief in complete figments of unanchored imagination, abstractions that have no contact with or bearing on reality. Call it the age of irrealism, of pervasive virtuality, of estrangement from the objective world. Consider several popular notions or beliefs, memes as they are sometimes called, which operate as delusions erroneously confirmed as fact. There are more than two sexes, biology notwithstanding. Indeed, there are “57 Varieties” of gender. Also, in contradiction, gender is a “social construct.” Islam is a “religion of peace.” The university campus is aswarm with female victims of rape and sexual...(Read Full Article)
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