Arthur Schopenhauer said: “In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
There is a certain brilliance in absurdity. Absurdity is what makes us laugh when we read a news story; even when that story is about something serious. Certain elements that are incongruous with something that should not be funny make us laugh. It is because of absurdity that we know something isn’t quite right. I most often experience the brief joy of the absurd any time a Liberal opens their mouth.
After reading the following story, I cracked a smile, and thought: Gosh, the Liberals have really done it now. The following story is genuinely preposterous.
According to National Review, an 8th grade boy is facing up to one year in prison because he wore an NRA shirt to school. Here’s an excerpt from the New York Daily News:
“The clothing kerfuffle began when Marcum wore a shirt bearing the NRA’s logo and a hunting rifle. As he stood in line in the cafeteria, a teacher ordered him to either change shirts or turn it inside out. Marcum declined and was sent to the office, where an officer was dispatched after he again refused to comply with the school’s request. Cops arrested him and charged him with disrupting the educational process and obstructing an officer.”
Now, the boy is facing a $500 fine, and up to a year in the joint…for wearing a tee shirt. Beyond the ridiculousness of this whole situation, there are elements that make me feel uneasy.
A public school ordered a teen to change his shirt. The question is: why? The shirt, bearing an NRA logo with a rifle, represents a national organization, whose members have the same rights as every other American to advertise their brand. I’m sure that the Liberals will use the excuse that because the tee had a gun on it, it was offensive due to all the recent shootings. But we know what the real reasoning is: political intimidation.
In all likelihood, the teacher saw something they didn’t agree with, and tried to use their power to get rid of it. Only when the boy refused did it become a scuffle.
As far as I can tell, even if you hate the NRA, a shirt emblazoned with their logo cannot be considered offensive, in terms of school dress policy. Beyond that, I would ask this question: if a student were wearing a Gay Pride shirt, or a shirt that represented Leftist politics in any way, would they have received the same treatment? The answer is a resounding NO. Of course, I can’t prove that, but using basic skills of deduction, one can easily come to the same conclusion.
Public schools are filled with Liberals—from the teachers up to the administration. Liberals cannot stand the NRA. This tee shirt incident became much larger than it ever should have been, even with the boy’s refusal to change his shirt. Conclusion: Politics.
Absurdity remains the master of this country. Well, at least half of it.