By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK
My hunch is that large numbers of secular leftists are experiencing what people mean when they say, “Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.” They won’t admit to it openly, of course. That is what often happens in these situations. It is like the episodes when you were a kid, when you did something stupid, even after being told by your parents or teachers not to do it.
It might have been when you were warned not to put too much hot sauce on your food, or to wear a heavier coat when you went out on a cold day. You didn’t listen and ended up with a burning mouth and shivering on a street corner. But instead of admitting that you were wrong, you pretended that the food was fine and kept eating it; or insisted that you liked it when was a little cold.
Or was I the only one who had experiences along those lines? I don’t think so. I can remember seeing friends of mine putting a happy face on their mistakes in the manner I am describing.
What got me on this tangent? Was it all the bizarre tattoos we see on 20-somethings? No. Even though I am confident that the day will come when the tattooed folks will look in the mirror and moan about how stupid they were not to listen to their parents before they trotted off to the tattoo parlor.
What I have in mind is something else: the posturing liberals who pushed for transgender teenagers to be able to choose the locker room and bathroom of their choice at high school. I can’t believe that they are happy now that they see the Obama administration making their wishes come true; certainly not if they have daughters, or know someone who has daughters, or have a niece or two in their families. … Continue Reading