The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

Location: Edge of Nowhere, Washington, United States

Military Jumper, Diver, Motorcycle Rider, Air Traffic Control and Demolitions Man. I build furniture and cabinets and can frame, roof, wire, plumb and finish a house. Can weld steel, drive heavy equipment, build pole barns and mortared rock walls. Have written one bad novel and one brilliant thesis. And I play the guitar.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Do YOU Believe in Evolution?

Survival of the fittest. The strong over the weak. There are an enlightened bunch that believe that the diverse flora and fauna of this world are the result of an evolutionary process. They say they believe in evolution. They believe that natural selection got us to where we are.

But now that we are here, the same bunch says that we should stop this selection process. Now that we've been selected at the peril of many other species, we should stop exercising our dominance. All species are important and must be protected. Well, if we are to believe Mr. Darwin, that "ain't dancin with the one what brung us". Is selection real? If it is real, is it not the "lawgiver"? If there is no God, then evolution is the law that got us here. If we decide to wipe out the Passenger Pigeon or the Spotted Owl, it is our right and priveledge under the law that established our superiority. As we are subject to the whim of any superior species that rises against us.

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't think we should be careless with the environment. I'm all for protecting species and trying to peacefully co-exist. But when wolves come into town to kill our chilluns or our livestock, I'm a gonna git my gun an kill 'em. I'm highly skeptical of the reasoning that evolution is the law, but that we shouldn't abide by it.

Now, with all that said. Are cultures equal? No, they aren't. Has it been an evolutionary process that got us here? Yes, it is. Have many cultures died out along the way? Yes, they have. Is this the Law with respect to culture? Yes it is.

Multiculturalism is a bunch of mush. There is no such thing as a "static cultural state" unless that culture is completely isolated. As soon as two cultures make contact, they both begin to evolve. The best cultures assimilate what is best and reject what is worthless. That's what makes a culture viable. Accepting or tolerating ignorant, suppressive, primitive cultural behaviors on the basis of inclusiveness is idiocy.

In parts of the Arab world, slavery is still practiced. Shall we include it in our multi-cultural tolerance?
Women are mutilated to prevent them from deriving pleasure from sex. Shall we be tolerant of that?
Orientals believe that certain products from endangered species have powerful aphrodisiac or medicinal qualities. They provide a lucrative black market for poachers. Shall we be tolerant of that? If diversity for it's own sake is the objective, then wouldn't we need to be tolerant of Neo-Nazis?

Here's the money shot. A bag of trash may be diverse, but it's still a bag of trash. Evolution by definition indicates an improvement. Diversity is only good if the traits promote a benefit.


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