Robert Spencer has called the present day the Age of Absurdity. It is hard to dispute this, but it is also very much an Age of Censorship. We encounter censorship on Facebook, in books, films, TV, on the side of buses, on university campuses, in court rooms, and through anti-virus software.
Perhaps the most ridiculous act of censorship was this nations siding with ISIS after the attempted mass murder in Garland, Texas. However, one need not be a controversial figure to be stifled. Even a Star Boy Scout, with a family tradition in Scouting, can now be kicked out his troop by an anonymous complaint of an alleged anti-Muslim remark in a private conversation.
Christian author destroys leftism after sons booted from Boy Scout troop over ‘anti-Muslim remark’
Science-fiction author and Christian John C. Wright hopped on his blog Tuesday to vent about a decidedly humiliating experience his sons endured — and in the process cut leftist philosophy right down to the bone.
Seems the scoutmaster of his sons’ Boy Scout Troop arrived at Wright’s house Sunday and said an “anonymous complaint” surfaced alleging his youngest son uttered an “anti-Muslim remark” in a private conversation.
The penalty? His sons were kicked out of the troop — a verdict that left one of his boys appearing as though he’d been “shot in the guts.”
“He had been in this troop for as long as his boyhood memory reaches, has reached the rank of Star and is about to reach Life, and is a patrol leader,” Wright noted, “or was.”
More from Wright:
The loyalty and long-suffering support of the Wright family for this troop, which has been a part of all our lives for years, suddenly counted for nothing. We dared speak a word that might offend the Prophet of Submission, peace be upon him. The Blasphemy Laws were breached!
Apparently, the decision to expel was made by the pastor of the church sponsoring the troop, even though, technically, it was not his decision to make. I say apparently, because there was no conversation, and no one asked my son for his side of the story.
For the same reason, what precisely the comment was, or who overheard it, I do not know. I suspect my boy was repeating one of his father’s opinions, which can be called “Anti-Muslim” only in the Alice-Through-the-Looking-Glass world of the Left.
What exactly did his son say?
Wright wasn’t sure, but he noted it likely was “something to the effect that America liberty is superior to and incompatible with Shariah Law, and that Christian duty of loving the enemy is superior to and incompatible with Jihadist duty to commit suicide during the mass-murder of innocent women and children dishonorably and indiscriminately, without warning, from ambush.”
And while a new Scout troop was found the very next day, the experience left a bad taste in Wright’s mouth despite his desire to forgive the slight:
But my son is not prepared for betrayal by people, such as Christian pastors, such as his own scoutmaster, whom I taught him to trust, respect and obey.
The world where chaplains will denounce you for being Christian, or Boy Scouts will expel you for being patriotic, is a new world to him.
When a Leftist Christian has to decide between Leftism and the teachings of Christ, he goes Left. When a Leftist Scout has to decide between Leftism and the teachings of Robert Baden Powell, he goes Left. Leftist put Leftism before all other loyalties.
Perhaps the lesson with [sic] toughen his spirit.
Wright then dug deeper into the flaws of the left, which he incisively characterized as more than a “political movement,” since a “political movement would be satisfied with political power.” No, Wright pointed out, the left wants something more:
All an outside observer can tell is that their words are always, always, always contrary to their actions.
In the name of liberating women, they urge mothers to commit infanticide.
In the name of antifascism, they commit fascism.
In the name of alleviating poverty, they enact minimum wages laws to increase unemployment.
In the name of lowering health care costs, they enact rationing which creates shortages which raises costs.
In the name of equality, they enact socialism, erect barbed wire walls, and make whole nations into prison camps.
In the name of safety, they hamper the Second Amendment which makes free men safe.
In the name of liberty, they forever expand the state.
“Hypocrisy is the point of Leftism,” Wright continued. “Cease to wonder how many atrocities of communism or jihadism it will take for the Left to wake up and realize who is their true enemy. If they wished to wake up, they would not be Leftists to begin with. Leftism is a sleeping potion, a morphine meant to numb the senses and silence the conscience, so that the soul can die without pain.”
And control is the name of the game:
The enemy wants control, arbitrary control, over the free expression of ideas in any forum, over the publishing industry, over such trivial matters as toy statues given out as awards at conventions for fans of rocketship stories.
They want control over how female cartoons in computer games are dressed, and they want control over the sex lives of pure imaginary characters from superhero comics.
They have control over the courts, the press, the schools, the entertainment industry, Wall Street. They are rapidly gaining control over the remaining uncorrupted Protestant denominations, over the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
They want control over the Boy Scouts, and over what opinions a child expresses in private.
Between Christ and Leftism, the war is a religious war, a crusade. The Left is not a political group with political goals, but a Jihad. Their goals are spiritual. Only a Crusader can defeat a Jihadist….