What happens when we take government — our politics — too seriously? What happens when we take our own wisdom too seriously. Funny, otherwise harmless beliefs become dangerous, absurd “truths”. That is, our political beliefs become religious beliefs.
What is an example of a religious belief imposed by politics. Diversity! Diversity is one of our era’s sacred cows.
Consider this story With women in combat roles, a federal court rules male-only draft unconstitutional (www.usatoday.com).
A federal judge in Texas has declared that an all-male military draft is unconstitutional, ruling that “the time has passed” for a debate on whether women belong in the military.
The decision deals the biggest legal blow to the Selective Service System since the Supreme Court upheld the draft registration process in 1981. In Rostker v. Goldberg, the court ruled that a male-only draft was “fully justified” because women were ineligible for combat roles.
But U.S. District Judge Gray Miller ruled late Friday that while historical restrictions on women serving in combat “may have justified past discrimination,” men and women are now equally able to fight. In 2015, the Pentagon lifted all restrictions for women in military service. (continued here)
Given what Deuteronomy 20 says about warfare, God obviously opposes a draft. Here the crux of it.
Deuteronomy 20:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 “The officers shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, [a]lest the heart of his brethren faint like his heart.’
A soldier who does not believe in the cause strongly enough to overcome his fear is of little use. If soldiers cannot be found who believe in the cause, why fight the war?
Thus, even before we get to the diversity issue, we already have a screwy, politically correct, idea with the draft. Why? What purpose does a draft serve?
- Those who BELIEVE in their politics get to force those dastardly unbelievers to sacrifice their lives to the sacred cause.
- The majesty and the warm feeling of large and obedient numbers! Look at all those people serving the CAUSE!
The draft exists because of political correctness. A draft provides cannon fodder, large numbers of expendable lives for arrogant busybodies to control. A military draft does not win wars. A military draft just gives our leaders more power to use the government to enslave us. Our leaders just use military service as an excuse to take the lives of draftees as easily they take our money in taxes. Then, for the same reason government wastes our money, the draft makes it easy for bureaucrats and military officers to abuse and waste the time and the lives of draftees. Easy come. Easy go.
Yet are we debating the draft? No. We are debating whether young women should be victimized by the draft too. Is there a distinct difference between men and women? Are there two sexes or 400? What is the obvious truth? What is the politically correct truth?
Well, the obvious truth is that men and women are distinctly separate sexes. The politically correct truth is that we have to avoid speaking the obvious truth in order to avoid hurting the feelings of the confused.
Consider the controversy over transgender athletes. Here is an example.
The phenomenon is not new. After trans Canadian mountain biker Michelle Dumaresq won the national title in British Columbia in 2006, second-place finisher Danika Schroeter donned a T-shirt provided by her boyfriend during the medal ceremony. It read: “100% Pure Woman Champ.”
Dumaresq later told The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, “That was the moment I stopped loving the sport. … That kind of wrecked it for me.” (from here (chicagotribune.com))
Because of the willful, blind ignorance imposed by political correctness, men who could not win against men are beating women in supposedly female only sports competitions. If that is how willfully blind our politically correct beliefs require us to be in the name of diversity, when are we going to start drafting infants and the elderly? Because the political definition of diversity is at odds with the dictionary definition, we can’t even distinguish between men and women. If we cannot rationally discriminate between men and women, why discriminate at all? It is as dumb as saying all apples taste the same, that there is no difference between a Granny Smith Apple and a Red Delicious Apple.
Don’t you pity the poor soul who won’t go to the trouble of buying Stayman Winesap Apples in the Fall. After all, for the sake of apple diversity, don’t we have to treat all apples the same?