Making Sense: A Guide to Our Times

by Fred Reed via Fred on Everything

In 1950 America was conservative, prosperous and,  superficially anyway, happy. The war had been won. America had no competition  of any kind anywhere. Calm prevailed. The races lived separately with little  conflict. Men went to work and women stayed home to raise the kids. The schools  saw their job as teaching reading, grammar, spelling, and arithmetic.

Divorce was almost unheard of, bastardy—as it could  then be called—close to zero. Drugs, pornography, free love and perversion—as homosexuality  was then said to be—were at most distant rumors. Perhaps they could be found in  Paris and New York, where such exotics as William Burroughs and Henry Miller  abode. These things were mere frissons around the edges.

But change came. Women wearied of substantially empty  lives in the suburbs, making peanut butter sandwiches and perhaps secretly  drinking themselves silly. They wanted to be lawyers and biologists.          It made sense. No moral or legal principle prevented  it. Men didn’t want to be Little League slaves, so why should women? The  country could use their intelligence. Anyway, it was their business.

So women went wholesale into the workforce. Which  meant wholesale out of the home. Thus the latchkeys came into being,  unsupervised and wondering whether their parents cared.

Next it was thought desirable to make divorce easier.  It was better for all concerned, the thinking ran, to end the union of  miserably unhappy couples than to leave them to stew. It made sense. Who wanted  to be forever unhappy? Before long, the rate of divorce hit fifty percent.

Pornography became acceptable. It made sense. There  was the First Amendment. Besides, what right did a bunch of shriveled prudes in  Boston or anywhere else have to tell me that I could not read Tropic of Cancer or The Naked Lunch or The  Canterbury Tales? It was a matter of personal conscience. Soon you could  see photos on the web of bleeding genital pierced with fish hooks.

Next it was said that segregation amounted to South  African apartheid, which it did, and that it inflicted grave disadvantages on  blacks, which it did, and gave America a bad reputation in the world, which it  did. So the Supreme Court ended segregation. It made sense. There followed racial hostility and  endless problems as the races proved immiscible.

Sexual cohabitation came. Urbanization made it less  conspicuous. The Pill made it safe. What was wrong with it? Surely a matter of  personal conscience, it was better than leaping into an ill-advised marriage. It  made sense. With college and graduate school delaying marriage, living together  provided a needed sexual outlet.

Next the divorce courts took cognizance of the propensity  of men, who were perverted, brutal, and unconcerned about their children, to  wreak havoc if granted custody following the divorce. They had to be  controlled. It made sense. Who wanted to sentence kids to that? The description of fathers was credible since it was attested  by Lesbian feminists with no interest in either children or men. This ensured  objectivity. Soon countless children were growing up without fathers in the  care of mothers who couldn’t control them.

Bastardy came, being quickly softened to “illegitimacy.”  The perky phrase “single moms” came into style in for whites and “love child”  for blacks. It was said, reasonably enough, that nobody had the right to tell  women when they could and could not reproduce. It made sense. Anyway, it was a  matter of personal conscience. Soon the bastardy rate hit thirty percent among  whites and close to eighty among blacks.

Homosexuality then changed from being a perversion to  being an orientation, and gays, as they came to be called, came out of the  closet. It made sense. Anal sex like any other kind was a question of personal conscience.  What business did the government have in the bedroom? Gays were harmless and  productive. If Lesbians tended to be disagreeable, they would be as much so in  as out of the closet.

What with porn, the celebration of homosexuality, the  pill, and relaxation of censorship, society became sexualized to a degree  unimaginable in 1950. Scenes of copulation became common in film. But what was  wrong with this? Sex, God knows, is natural. Everyone is interested in it. Who  wants to live in a prissy atmosphere of Victorian repression? Soon  middle-school girls were giving blow jobs to their boyfriends.

Homosexual marriage came. It made sense. Surely people  of the same sex can love each other, and what business does society have in  telling people who they can marry? It is a matter of personal conscience.

One might ask with an eye to the future, why not polygamy?  It makes sense. The same arguments apply as well to it as to homosexual  marriage, a point which has not been raised because there are more gays than  Mormons. Polygamy is not a perversion, and has a long history  in Christianity. Consider the wives of Solomon. Legalizing it makes sense.

Anyway, the schools became feminized, taught by mental  dregs since all the smart women were now lawyers and biochemists. Having little  interest in learning—the dull never do—they focused on inculcating Appropriate  Thought and on turning little boys into little girls. In its way it made sense.  Who wanted young Bobby to learn violence from dodge ball and grow up as a  rapist and wife-beater?

Drugs? Almost unheard of in 1950, they came to be  accepted by all regions of society. Soft drugs, such as grass and Prozac, flowed  freely in respectable society. Acid was great fun. Why shouldn’t people use  these reality-enhancers if they chose? It made sense. They did less harm than  alcohol and tobacco, which were legal. Soon middle-school kids were selling  crystal meth.

As it turned out, there were minor downsides to these  sensible policies, but nothing serious. Our children are unattended drug-ridden  mall rats, often divorce wreckage, our daughters sexually used at thirteen and  growing up hating men, our sons drugged by their teachers and shaped into  unhappy transgendered puzzloids. Men avoid marriage because of vindictive feminist  courts, the young avoid marriage because of assured divorce. The schools and  universities have been enstupidated to hide the failures of particular groups  and genders, merit has been superseded by group identity, and here come the  Chinese.

But it made sense.

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3 Responses to Making Sense: A Guide to Our Times

  1. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on DICK.GAINES.AMERICAN! ~ Gunny G's… Since 1997 and commented:
    Dick G


  2. Nathan says:

    You hit the Nail on the Head, now what do We do?


    • Simple answer to a simple question–we patiently wait for the Great Satin to self-destruct (and it will, it is not a question of “if” but only a question of “when”) and then we replace it with NOTHING–e.g. a Stateless Society which is what this web site is all about.

      Yours for freedom in our lifetimes.


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