Sunday, February 4, 2018

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf"

The story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, is one of Aesop's fables. It is a tale about a boy who gave false alarms too many times so that future true claims were disbelieved. The moral of the tale is that it shows how liars are rewarded, even if they tell the truth, no one believes them.

This tale could be used to explain what is happening in our country today.... in the irresponsible use of the term “racist” (or racism or other inflammatory terms). It seems if you are on the left side of the political spectrum, if somebody challenges your views, you immediately cry “racism”, whether it is present or not.

It seems that this highly emotional term is used to shut down debate, especially if it concerns a challenge to liberal orthodoxy or opinion. The “racial arsonists” including Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus etc. have been using this anti-free speech method of political dialogue for years in promoting their theory of “black victimology”.

It has gotten so bad that in recent years that that charge has become a hackneyed prime example of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, by using the term “racism” (or racist) indiscriminately in trying to promote their agenda of assigning guilt to others (especially others who disagree with them and especially if you are “white”).

A prime example of this highly emotional attack on free speech, is the constant attacks against President Trump by the far-left liberals (a/k/a Democrats) and some anti-Trumper Republicans. No matter what Pres. Trump says (or tweets) or does, he is accused of being a “racist” or worse (including the words Fascist, incompetent, stupid, and the ever present accusation, congenital liar). In the eyes of his enemies, he can do nothing right ( ex: if he came down from the mount with the 10 Commandments under his arm, his critics would criticize him for not having 11 Commandments). Another example of this irresponsible use of the term “racism”, was when Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D) was given a first-class plane seat, that was purchased by an “ordinary” person, by the airline company. When the person who bought the seat complained, Cong. Jackson-Lee claimed it was because she was black (i.e, racism). By the way, when the “bumped” woman first complained she didn't know who got her seat. Who in their right mind believes the congresswoman and her charge of racism?

During the debate on the Trump tax and reform bill in Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said that passage of this bill was tantamount of being another “Armageddon” (another boy crying wolf statement). How many believed that giving 80 to 90% of taxpayers more money in their pockets would be “Armageddon”? Only die-hard anti-Trumpers and Democrats would agree with that outrageous statement by Nancy Pelosi.

So, in conclusion, the fable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” has relevance today, especially in our political dialogue and political climate. Over-the-top criticism of your political opponents shows that the people using these highly emotional terms have not learned their lesson as set forth in Aesop's fable.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Unknown said...

The word "White Supremacist" is also becoming fashionable for these people.

Al Brice said...

When you listen to these hysterical liberals blathering about the other side lying shouldn't they be looking inward toward some of their own "truthfully challenged" members, such as Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, and Adam Schiff, and, of course, the queen of fibs, Hillary Clinton? It's so bad that if Pres. Trump came down with a cure for cancer, they'd accuse him of lying even if he proved he was right. Who can forget the biggest whopper of modern times when a sitting president said. "I didn't have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky", and he was given a pass by the loony liberals because he was a Democrat. As they say, "how can you tell a liberal is lying"? The answer is; "his/her lips are moving".