I was so pleased to read George Will’s comments about our local barista controversy (“Exposing the free speech arguments of bikini baristas,” The Herald, Oct. 6). I was so pleased to read such clear logic and calm reasonable arguments.
Actually, that’s what I feel most times I read conservatives like Charles Krauthammer, Will, David Brooks and sometimes the late Justice Antonin Scalia. I understand that Krauthammer feels that man is the measure of all things. I understand that Will feels that government is as often the problem as the solution. I understand Brooks just because he usually makes sense and expresses a sound Christian morality.
And even though we all know what a militia is and Scalia’s original intent interpretation of the second amendment is B.S., I admire his concept of attacking bad ideas not people.
I’m a socialist because I fell in love with the Sermon on the Mount as an adolescent. All I ask of anyone is that they are logically consistent in their arguments. But that concept is far from the average American’s perspective. Today, it’s all feelings and anger.
However, If no one has noticed, we have arisen from the depths of ignorance that evolution led us to and science has transformed our lives and our view of reality itself. But we are no longer in a place where figuring out the universe and our own minds is harmless. We are, with a projected 30 billion humans on Earth, on the verge of an environmental breakdown . Kim Jong-Un is reminding us seemingly daily that nuclear weapons could very easily be our demise. Everyone but our president seems to be able to get this. And our disrespect for education and science could put even more inept, immoral leaders in power.
If, anyone hasn’t noticed, perhaps it’s time to grow up, stop taking civilization for granted and get serious.