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The biblical story of the Tower of Babel is about an impossibly stupid project whose failure leaves a previously united people bitterly divided. American political policy is now largely defined by the impossible (and stupid):
- The status and well-being of black people depends entirely on white people achieving an entirely pristine mental state as defined by woke white people.
- We can eliminate COVID entirely with mandated interventions.
- All human activity (agriculture, energy, travel, even reproduction) must be regulated to prevent change to the ever-changing climate of the earth.
- There can be no inequality in wealth. The status and participation rates by race and sex in every job category must be equal. Inequality is proof of systemic malice.
- It is not enough to remove any stigma resulting from traditional sexual mores. The notion of normality itself must be extinguished.
Such goals can never be reached which means full employment for the overseers of each project—at least until the tower of stupid crumbles or the builders walk off the job. (We are already bitterly divided so could that mean the projects are already ending?) At a minimum, we need to start rejecting policies based on counterfactual assumptions about human nature and the world lest we find ourselves hauling bricks made of stupid under the direction of malignant idiots. There is no heaven at the top of the tower. Spread the word.Published in