In A World Gone Mad

Am I dreaming? Has the world gone mad or have I?

While watching the world crumble from the predictions of previous post, (Isn’t It Amazing. The New Administration, Bizzarro World and of course Bidenomics – The Losing Situation) it’s no wonder why so many countries are in complete disarray.

Where to start in a dystopian society that only the likes of Steven King could have written, or the fiction of George Orwell’s “1984,” and the writing of “Animal Farm” that has sadly come true.

Writing about all of the damage that Obama and Biden have done would be a very large book that I just do not care to write, so instead, lets talk about the three most annoying people.

That huge sigh of relief you just heard came from almost everyone. We are all glad 2023 has ended. I hate to remind people that 2024 is complete with another whacked-out presidential election.

So, let’s not give up on 2023 just yet. It’s been a year of special people – needy celebrities, a new king, dishonest and senile politicians (at the same time), and a bunch of famous people who clutter up our social media feeds more than some stupid TikTok challenge.

Women discovered that, while they are watching endless specials about true crime, men are thinking about the Roman Empire.

One thing is certain, the year was annoying. The reason for it is that many of the people were annoying. Remember, if I included politicians, this list would be longer than a CVS receipt.

1. Randi Weingarten

There is no individual more responsible for undermining American education than Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. Back in April, the New York Times made a big deal about how former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had called Weingarten “the most dangerous person in the world.”

That’s a bit of hyperbole. But has she harmed education and then lied about it? Sure. In October, she famously claimed, “We’ve always advocated for safe reopening of schools.” That was one of the many community notes her comments have earned on Twitter/X. In reality, she called reopening “reckless,” “callous” and “cruel.” Picky, picky.

Weingarten has a particular agenda against parents’ rights groups. Here’s her bashing one: “Moms For Liberty has always been an extremist front designed to divide parents from educators while censoring honest history, bullying LGBTQ+ kids, and sowing distrust in equitable public programs and community building initiatives.” In her latest, she claimed school choice “undermines democracy.”

She hates school choice and parents’ rights groups because her members are doing a lousy job of teaching and parents don’t want their kids indoctrinated. Thanks to Randi, every time you see a failing school, look for the union label.

2. All the presidents’ women

When the presidents of three top institutions of higher learning testified in Washington, it was some of the most revealing video we’ve seen in years. Harvard President Claudine Gay, MIT President Sally Kornbluth and exiting University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill all made fools of themselves and reminded Americans that they are overpaying for college.

When pressed about antisemitism on their pricey campuses, all three dodged the question. While Magill already lost her job, the fact the other two have not is more important. They are walking, incoherently talking metaphors for the Marxist lunacy that dominates our higher education system.

Of course, the left closed ranks around them, especially Gay. Their side knows everybody saw behind the curtain just like in “The Wizard of Oz.” They just don’t care.

Instead of the glories of an advanced education worthy of our best institutions, we found out these presidents lead reeducation camps more insidious than the ones Mao oversaw during his Cultural Revolution. When leftists talk about camping, this is probably what they really mean.

3. Bill Gates

Every list of annoying people should have an evil billionaire, but there are so many, it’s hard to choose. I picked gas-guzzling hypocrite Bill Gates. Billionaire Bill is sure he knows how our world should be run – as long as none of the rules apply to him.

See, Bill flies private jets. You know, the kind that use up more CO2 than you or I do in a given year. But he thinks that’s OK, because he uses some sort of bogus carbon offset. Here’s his argument: “I’m comfortable with the idea that not only am I not part of the problem by paying for the offsets, but also through the billions that my Breakthrough Energy group is spending, that I am part of the solution.”

That’s billionaire speak for, get away, kid, you bother me. Besides, billionaire hypocrites aren’t unique. Just go to the airport at one of the big conferences at Davos. They’re filled with private jets owned by people who want to tell us to live differently. But what’s unique about Bill is he’s funding genuine mad science – the kind of stuff you see in some schlocky sci-fi movie. He wants to cool the earth by blocking the sun.

Nope, not kidding. He funds, in the words of Forbes, “sun-dimming technology that would potentially reflect sunlight out of Earth’s atmosphere, triggering a global cooling effect.” If Elon Musk wanted to do it, the press would want him arrested. But Bill, they like him. So mad science is OK, even when it’s only “potentially” helpful.