I’m going to start you with this.

This is a quote from Notre Dame professor and noted theism skeptic, Thomas Nagel..

.“I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that. My guess is that this cosmic authority problem is not a rare condition and that it is responsible for much of the scientism and reductionism of our time. One of the tendencies it supports is the ludicrous overuse of evolutionary biology to explain everything about human life, including everything about the human mind …. This is a somewhat ridiculous situation …. [I]t is just as irrational to be influenced in one’s beliefs by the hope that God does not exist as by the hope that God does exist.”

Now , understand, please,that I’m not making a religious argument here. However, I think the Nagel quote points to something in human nature that is driving what the left has been doing for some time now… Namely, irrationally denying something they don’t want to be true, but so obviously is true.

It was this irrational denial that Dr. Thomas Sowell was referring to, when he said:

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

This is fairly well exemplified by a quick look at recent history.

After years of being told by Jimmy Carter that we were never going to see America growing again in influence power and wealth, that those days were behind us, Reagan came along and proved him wrong. He told us our best days were ahead and then demonstrated such.

After 8 years of a disastrous Obama presidency, being told by Barack Hussein Obama that we were never going to see America growing again in influence power and wealth, that those days were behind us, Trump came along and proved them wrong. He told us our best days were ahead and then demonstrated such.

Now, I’m not pointing to these instances to make anyone equal, nor am I suggesting that any one of them was perfect for the presidency. They most certainly were not and are not.

But here’s the thing; It’s not the individuals in question that made the humongous leaps of economic growth and status in the world for the United States, rather it was and is the ideas and the ideals driving them… Believing in big government, or conversely, as Reagan stated flatly believing that government, far from being the solution, is the problem.

The disaster that was the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama versus the wild success stories of Ronald Reagan and now Donald Trump,… The differences between those, are remarkable in scope, and frankly undeniable in import, if one is rational about it. And these are not the only examples of course, simply the most glaring.

You see, the issue isn’t that there isn’t evidence to be found, there is a small mountain of evidence. the real issue is that it’s difficult to accept. There are, you see, consequences to acceptance of such obvious truth.

Their pride gets damaged, their power diminished and they look like the complete fools that they are. And there’s the rub.

If you accept the obvious fact in these cases, and you’re a leftist, in fact if you are a supporter of the establishment of either party, your entire worldview is rendered invalid. The left’s position being somewhat more obviously wrong but the GOP establishment as well, because of its willingness to compromise with people who are obviously working against our good, is exposed for all to see.

And that my friends, is what they are “resisting”.

2 Responses to “An Analysis of the Increasingly Irrational “resistance””

  1. Givens, God is not mortal.  Thomas Nagel is.  That said, there is nothing Nagel can do to effect God.  As said in another context, hope is not a strategy.

  2. As I said, irrational