Seems several gaggles of my fellow New York Millennials have been taking selfies with the burning wreckage at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street in the background. Apparently this has upset some folks.
But what’s the big deal? Or, rather, how is this inconsistent with the otherwise-mandatory liberal worldview? To liberals, there can be no such thing as objective reality, because the existence of objective reality implies that there are limitations on individual freedom imposed by nature. Therefore, in the absence of objective reality, all events — no matter how calamitous — have value only within the context of one’s existence. And thus, a burning building is significant only in the sense that it’s unusual and provides a neat photo opportunity. It has no moral implications. In the liberal mind, then, the things which non-liberals associate with objective reality exist only as a backdrop against which the liberal’s gratuitous expressions of social and sexual liberation may be showcased in the greatest prominence.
I do not identify myself on this blog, and all correspondence is routed to an email address which does not bear my name. That is because the views I articulate here would, very possibly, lead to my complete excommunication from the liberal ideological society we have become. While that doesn’t sound so bad on its own, I am still reliant on the liberal teat to supply my milk.
I’m sure there are plenty of folks who will call this an act of cowardice, and there’s something to be said for that. But would any of them risk their livelihood in our (still) relatively comfortable society in order to truly speak their minds? I think most of them would not; those who have something to lose, anyway.
This speaks to a greater phenomenon which I’ve talked about with friends from time to time; namely, the fact that because we are still able to live such comfortable lives despite the onslaught of leftist tyranny, no major upheaval is on the horizon just yet. As long as there are peaceful suburbs where good liberals can enjoy the services and support of the society and people they are working to destroy, they will not wake up.