I prefer the ugly truth to a pretty lie any day.  It’s always been difficult for me to understand why anyone would prefer to cling to illusions and delusions, seeking comfort instead of the truth, but that infuriating trait seems to dominate the thinking of far too many people.  You see it in everything from geopolitics to romantic relationships to American Idol auditions, and it’s often mislabeled as hope or optimism.  Really, it’s willful blindness, and it’s profoundly destructive. 

I have many faults, but dodging the truth and mincing words are not among them.  I don’t give a rat’s ass if I offend anyone’s precious, tender feelings when I say something true, and I will never, ever apologize for speaking the truth about anything.  Just a warning.

Here are some of the issues where I think the Fantasyland Syndrome (FS) crops up with alarming frequency:

*  anything involving the religion of Islam and/or the Middle East in general

*  the concept of “peace”

*  whether diplomacy and international bodies like the UN are useful or effective

*  pretty much all of history (FS patients disregard or rewrite it)

*  the objective nature of truth

*  whether certain cultures are superior to others

*  the unchanging nature of God and the singular divinity of Christ

*  cheating spouses/girlfriends/boyfriends

*  the existence of Satan and evil

*  welfare and the forced redistribution of wealth (including taxation)

*  socialism/Communism (and the fact that there is very little difference between them)

*  abortion

*  the idea that human nature can be forceably “evolved” through social tinkering

*  guns

*  whether certain criminals can be rehabilitated

*  the death penalty

*  sexual orientation (including celibacy)

 Plenty of targets; plenty of opportunities to piss off FS patients.  Goody goody!!!  🙂


~ by lewdandlascivious on February 16, 2007.

4 Responses to “Truth”

  1. Congrats on the new blog!!!!!

  2. I like the new blog! 🙂 Welcome to wordpress and all the fun it entails. 🙂

  3. I wish I could express my opionings the way you do. You and I are in complete agreement. great blog.

    michael mckenna the patriot

  4. Thank you so much, Michael! 🙂

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