I Told You Things Are Getting Crazier

Posted: Jul 07, 2015 12:01 AM
I Told You Things Are Getting Crazier
Lately I've shared my lament that in America today we are witnessing a surreal transformation of the greatest nation in history. Last week, a spate of headlines made this point better than I could make it on my own.

I was minding my business, mind you, surfing the Internet to check out the news and political sites and forums I customarily visit, and these news and column headlines, most from last week, some from a bit earlier and a few from this week, bombarded me. I wasn't looking for trouble. Nor was the satirical website The Onion one of the sites I visited. The world is upside down, inside out, sideways, crazy, nutso. Bad is good; up is down. Left is right; right is wrong. Evil is good; insanity is sanity. Abnormal is normal. Circles are squares. Hot is cold. Luke warm is red hot -- among Republicans, anyway. Common sense is uncommon. The world is otherworldly. Dissent is "hate." Diversity means conformity. The good guys are the bad guys; virtue is vice; sophistry is intellectualism; jerks are celebrated; debauchery is glorified; the holy is debauched. Let me share some of these headlines, which speak for themselves -- loudly and depressingly.

--Shakespeare's Works -- Too Hard, Too White.

--Obama Red-Faced: Iran Nuclear Stockpiles Grew 20 Percent in 18 months.

--Obamacare Dangerous to Our Health.

--Eye-Popping Premium Increases.

--Obama, Clinton Want To Enforce 'Correct' Thinking in America.

--High School Denies Pro-Life Club!

--Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy.

--Shabazz Calls on Nation of Islam, New Black Panther 'Army' to Defend Black Communities Against Police Brutality.

--Obama: Climate Change Deniers Endangering National Security.

--Team Clinton Swarms Sunday Interview Shows, Minus Hillary.

--Antonin Scalia Is Unfit To Serve: A Justice Who Rejects Science and the Law for Religion Is of Unsound Mind.

--In L.A., Obama addresses Washington's Dysfunction: "I Did Not Say I Would Fix It."

--Authorities: Gay Slur Carved Into Utah Man's Arm Was Staged.

--Justice Department: Transgender Students Can Use Bathrooms that Match Their Gender Identity.

--Political Correctness 101: Praising America, Virtues of Hard Work Dubbed 'Micro-Aggression' On Campuses.

--Video Shows U.S. Citizens Willing To Ban American Flag.

--Are Americans of Faith in Danger?

--Obama Administration Says Redskins Nickname Could Block Potential Stadium Deal.

--TV Land Drops "Dukes of Hazzard" Amid Confederate Flag Controversy.

--Gay Teacher Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Catholic School.

--Terrific: Attorney in Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner 'Lost' Emails Now in Charge of HRC's Emails.

--For Obama, Rainbow White House Was 'A Moment Worth Savoring.'

--Montana Polygamist Family Applies for Marriage License.

--74 Children Executed by ISIS for 'Crimes' That Include Refusal To Fast, Report Says.

--New Undercover Footage Shows VA Officials Admitting of 'Unaccountability at Every Level.'

--Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not 'Serve White People Like You.'

--Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause.

--Teen Leads Mob in Ransacking of Georgia Walmart.

--U.S. Debt Headed Toward Greek Levels.

--Obama Administration Invokes Executive Privilege on Benghazi Probe?

--United Church of Christ Anti-Israel Extremism.

--U.S. Troops in Afghanistan 'Feel Abandoned.'

--More than 42 Million Muslims 'Support ISIS.'

--17 Shot Since Monday Morning in Baltimore.

--Baltimore Mayor Wants Park Named for Robert E. Lee Changed, Other Monuments May Come Down.

--Christian Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival.

--Seattle 6th Graders Can't Get a Coke at School, but Can Get an IUD.

--Local Minister Urges the Flying of Black Liberation Flag This Weekend.

--Christian Bakers Face $135K Fine and Gag Order Over Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple.

--Center for American Progress Helped Craft EPA Talking Points, Emails Show.

--White House Blames GOP for Kathryn Steimle's Slaying, Rise in Gun Violence.

--10 Killed, 55 Wounded in Fourth of July Gun Violence in Chicago.

--Shock: Arizona Paper Decries Border Fence As Too High For Mexicans To Safely Jump.

--California Family Supports 4-Year-Old's Decision To Transition from Male to Female.

--Illegal Alien Who Murdered Woman Went to San Francisco Because It Was a 'Sanctuary City.'

--Chris Matthews: Hillary Clinton is 'More of a Conservative ... Traditional Politician.'

--Netanyahu Says Nuke Deal Getting Worse by the Day.

--Chicago Convulsed By Another Violent Weekend; Top Cop Blames Justice System.