by Timothy Lane 5/7/16
The excesses and idiocies of modern Kulture will have many consequences. Reading Curt Schilling’s comments that got him fired by ESPN a short while ago, it occurred to me that one negative consequence of the peculiar liberal notion that “sexual preference” is innate and immutable whereas “gender/sexual identity” can change at a moment’s notice will eventually be a poem we read in high school.
Robert Burns was a Scottish nationalist with a strong affinity for ordinary people — very much a Romantic of his era. In one of his poems he stands up for ordinary people, but includes words that will soon be unacceptable to the modern Kulture:
What tho/ on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hodden-gray an’ a’ that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine,
A man’s a man for a’ that.
It has nothing to do with modern “gender” disputes, of course. But how long can those words be taught in school? Of course, poetry seems to scanted in many schools today anyway, so this may be irrelevant. I’d love to see someone recite the poem on a news show, saying that he wants to do so while it’s still legal. Who knows, it might actually do some good.
Timothy Lane writes from Louisville, Kentucky and publishes the FOSFAX fanzine.
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