Overnight, it seems America’s grasp on reality just disappeared. We read headlines daily, wondering what on earth is happening, as things that would normally be met with scorn, or at least concern, are celebrated and promoted at the highest levels of our culture and government.

There is no better illustration of this than the dumpster fire that is children’s education, where common sense was traded for insanity, ranging from pornographic children’s books in libraries to teachers secretly ‘transitioning’ students. Perhaps the worst of this mess is the “children’s drag queen story hour,” which sounds like a sting operation.

This degenerate behavior is tolerated and even celebrated with no thought given as to why a grown man has the urge to read to children in a wig and fake breasts. Let me tell you, we didn’t have any of this grooming crap until NBC canceled “To Catch a Predator.”

Why are we not allowed to ask why someone wants to behave this way? Why must we pretend this is normal human behavior? Call me old-fashioned, but the list of things needed for school story hour consists of:

  1. A non-pornographic book

  2. An hour

It is absolutely insane that we allow these nuts into our schools. These are the kinds of people who, 30 years ago, lurked outside school in the free candy van. Now we’re letting the fox in the henhouse.

Those who oppose this kind of behavior are attacked as bigots, extremists, or white supremacists. Such baseless arguments appeal solely to emotion, and it is embarrassing that we allow these claims to prevail and this insanity to continue.

But the insanity is by design. As George Orwell’s famous “1984” line reads: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” By demanding that you consciously ignore your revulsion and doubts, those with an agenda change the meaning of words through conditioning. If you are told that modern art is beautiful enough times, you will begin to believe it.

I believe such things as truth, beauty, and appropriate children’s literature exist, and I also believe man instinctively recognizes those things. But when your truth doesn’t line up with The Truth, and you can just change what The Truth is by transforming the language through an appeal to fairness — a potent tactic in this nation especially — then we are being deceived.

We worry too much about being accepting, inoffensive, and fair in today’s culture, having little regard for what is actually right. There are right and wrong ways to do just about anything, so it follows that the same is true of living a human life. Mankind has understood this and sought the right way to live for thousands of years; go read Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics for an excellent example.

But somewhere along the way, we lost the plot as our relationship with good, evil, and the truth got more “nuanced.” Movements cropped up promoting radical acceptance of all “lifestyles,” no matter how disordered. What was billed as an effort to make society fairer and more accepting turned into a licentious fiasco with no end in sight. I guess what they say is true: if you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll transition your kids.

It is time for capital-T Truth to reassert itself in our society and discourse. We should vigorously promote what is good and right while treating what is vile with contempt.

Nick Treglia is a student at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

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