From the Mouths of Babes Comes a Great Deal of Nonsense
There is something broken in the brain of humans. All humans, going back as far as we can tell. Call it being built on the frame of a great ape, or call it, if you’re inclined that way religiously, the result of the Fall. Or as a friend of mine puts it, “the Fall was worse than we thought.”
This particular flaw in reasoning is that children know best.
In the course of my degree, I read countless Medieval ballads in which the children at the breast spoke up and identified the true king. This kind of thought persuaded kings and church that the Children’s Crusade would have a peculiar power.
Our entire culture went mad-crazy for the young people in the sixties, something that also ties into the Romantics' idea that the savage, untutored, and unsophisticated was naturally better.
Now, I could sort of understand that in the framework of a deeply religious culture, in which, because untutored and natural, children – like birds and the weather – could serve as voices of the gods or God.
I do not understand its persistence in the modern day and amid the atheistic left. And yet, it is omnipresent in everything, from their political views, to their propaganda, to their valuing of the mad and savage.
They went through a shooting, they do not have the life experience to know they’re being used, they fail to understand that new laws won’t solve anything and that the only way to keep any area safe is to be ready to defend yourself, but the left invest them with a sort of magical power because they’re victims and young.
Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy.
“Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups who have an agenda,” former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, specifically naming billionaire and liberal activist George Soros.
“Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?” the conservative activist continued.
Incensed students went on the air following Kingston’s remarks to defend their activism.
“I think it’s very despicable that he would even have the audacity to say that,” said student survivor Brandon Abzug. “Especially in the wake of a tragedy we really show who we truly are. Just because we’re young we can’t make a difference is not right.”
No, son, it means that because you’re young you don’t even know what kind of “difference” you can or should make. All you’ve heard all your life, and you think that “difference” is what is required.