“IT JUST AIN’T SO”

“IT JUST AIN’T SO”

by Michael Peroutka

A man known as Josh Billings, one of the leading American humorists during the second half of the nineteenth century, once said this:

“It ain’t what a man don’t know that makes him a fool…It’s all the things he does know…that just ain’t so.”

I think we can heartily agree that it’s a problem when a man or woman takes actions based on beliefs that are flawed.  It’s really a recipe for disaster.

The same is true for a culture and its government.  No matter how much we might believe something to be true, if we take action based on things that turn out NOT to be true, the results are usually very bad. 

A current example might be the “weapons of mass destruction” that our president and vice president said they knew existed in Iraq.  The resulting war, based on a falsehood, has resulted in many thousands of American and Iraqis men, women and children to be maimed or killed. 

Another example is the dangerous effect of evolutionary thinking in the American culture.  The pervasive spread of the idea that human life is accidental and results from millions of mutations and mistakes has led to a devaluing of life and the increasing acceptance of torture and murder of those who cannot defend themselves including infants and the elderly and infirm.

Darwin’s deadly legacy, regrettably, is a result of the cultural acceptance of one of those things that Billings said “just ain’t so”. 

In fact, the indoctrination of the culture in the false theory of evolution is un-American since it violates the very first precept of American law. 

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson didn’t claim that all men were “evolved equal”.  He held that they are “Created Equal”. 

There’s a big difference. A very big difference”

This has been MAP for IOTC bringing you THE AMERICAN VIEW.