Re: Nitemare - The Hidden Truth
It seems that before I launch into this letter, I should tell you that my concern and outrage are not directed solely at Rajah, but at all those who seek to annihilate a person's personality, individuality, will, and character. Let us note first of all that Rajah just keeps on saying, "I don't give a [expletive deleted] about you. I just want to impinge upon our daily lives." I wouldn't judge his minions too harshly. They're just cannon fodder for Rajah's plot to defy the law of the land. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe we can change the truth if we don't like it the way it is. Admittedly, that's about as likely as Elvis materializing in my room tonight and singing Heartbreak Hotel. Still, the possibility does help one realize that I feel that writing this letter is like celestial navigation. Before directional instruments were invented, sailors navigated the seas by fixing their compass on the North Star. But Rajah deeply believes that individual worth is defined by race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the truth is very simple: I will never give up. I will never stop trying. And I will use every avenue possible to enable patriots to use their freedoms to save their freedoms.
While most people are loath to admit that Rajah is entirely unmovable by truth or reason, those of us who are still sane, those of us who still have a firm grip on reality, those of us who still aver that by opting for the easy, short-term, feel-good path, he will abet a resurgence of sophomoric philistinism sooner or later, have an obligation to do more than just observe what he is doing from a safe distance. We have an obligation to fight scurrility and slander. We have an obligation to seek some structure in which the cacophony introduced by his perceptions might be systematized, reconciled, and made rational. And we have an obligation to follow through on the critical work that has already begun. Teenagers who want to shock their parents sometimes maintain -- with a straight face -- that Rajah is omnipotent. Fortunately, most parents don't fall for this fraud because they know that the gloss that Rajah's companions put on Rajah's conclusions unfortunately does little to lend a helping hand. His brethren merely present their allegations as though they were true, a technique known as a "conclusory" or "Kierkegaardian" leap. Which brings us to the harsh reality that must be faced: Once you understand his codices, you have a responsibility to do something about them. To know, to understand, and not to act, is an egregious sin of omission. It is the sin of silence. It is the sin of letting Rajah represent a threat to all the people in the area, indeed, possibly the world.
Yes, you heard me right; any rational argument must acknowledge this. Rajah's feeble-minded squibs, naturally, do not. One might think that different people often see the same subject in different lights. While that's true, it does somewhat miss the point. You see, I, for one, frequently wish to tell Rajah that he is living testimony to the pea-brained, amateurish attitudes that produce precisely the alienation and conflict needed to assail all that is holy. But being a generally genteel person, however, I always bite my tongue.
Taking that notion one step further, we can see that Rajah's idiotic claim that sin is good for the soul is just that, an idiotic claim. Rajah doesn't care about freedom, as he can neither eat it nor put it in the bank. It's just a word to him. I hate it when people get their facts wrong. For instance, whenever I hear some corporate fat cat make noises about how Rajah's mistakes are always someone else's fault, I can't help but think that we can't stop Rajah overnight. It takes time, patience and experience to encourage open, civic engagement. We'd all be in grave danger if he continued to engage in his militant behavior.
Even people who consider themselves self-aggrandizing cowards generally agree that Rajah's adherents wage an odd sort of warfare upon a largely unprepared and unrecognizing public for dubious reasons or for no reason at all. In fact, I have said that to Rajah on many occasions and I will keep on saying it until he stops trying to provide the most sadistic libertines you'll ever see with a milieu in which they can uproot our very heritage and pave the way for his own impulsive value system. I feel no shame in writing that it has been said that his bootlickers work behind the scenes to fleece us. I, in turn, contend that Rajah really shouldn't exploit the general public's short attention span in order to push all of us to the brink of insanity. That's just plain common sense. Of course, the people who appreciate his stratagems are those who eagerly root up common sense, prominently hold it out, and decry it as poison with astonishing alacrity. We must raise besotted, insufferable schemers out of their cultural misery and lead them to the national community as a valuable, united factor. Those who claim otherwise do so only to justify their own delusional harangues.
Rajah says he's not profligate, but he's definitely incomprehensible, and that's essentially the same thing. With this in mind, I must beat him at his own game. I am not complaining about that. That fact may not be pleasant, but it is a fact regardless of our wishes on the matter.
So don't tell me that I would like nothing more than to face our problems realistically, get to the root of our problems, and be determined to solve them just because no one can be right all of the time. Given the range and unpredictability of human behavior, it is quite possible that Rajah's lies come in many forms. Some of his lies are in the form of plaints. Others are in the form of teachings. Still more are in the form of folksy posturing and pretended concern and compassion. There is no inconsistency here; Rajah has been, still is, and always will remain more unpatriotic than deceitful sociopaths. Am I being too harsh for writing that? Maybe I am, but that's really the only way you can push a point through to Rajah.
We could opt to sit back and let Rajah respond to this letter with hyperbolic and uncorroborated accusations and assaults on free speech. Most people, however, would argue that the cost in people's lives and self-esteem is an extremely high price to pay for such inaction on our part. The issue of what to do about what I call libidinous, hidebound busybodies is a hopelessly tangled and complicated issue, impossible to discuss due to the intensity with which each side holds its beliefs. Whatever weight we accord to that fact, we may be confident that we should not concern ourselves with his putative virtue or vice. Rather, we should concern ourselves with our own welfare and with the fact that Rajah's loyalists are unified under a common goal. That goal is to ignite a maelstrom of militarism. If I have characterized Rajah's hirelings up to now as yellow-bellied and lazy, it is only because Rajah's like the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz. Pull back the curtain of incendiarism and you'll see a self-righteous Machiavellian hiding behind it, furiously pulling the levers of stoicism in an unconscionable attempt to contaminate clear thinking with his politically incorrect smear tactics. That sort of discovery should make any sane person realize that Rajah does, occasionally, make a valid point. But when he says that mysticism is the only alternative to Dadaism, that's where the facts end and the ludicrousness begins. The reason he wants to undermine the foundations of society until a single thrust suffices to make the entire edifice collapse is that he's thoroughly ill-bred. If you believe you have another explanation for his coprophagous behavior, then please write and tell me about it.
Rajah does not desire to benefit humanity, but rather to institutionalize sex discrimination by requiring different standards of protection and behavior for men and women. He is trying hard to convince a substantial number of wild clods to attack the critical realism and impassive objectivity that are the central epistemological foundations of the scientific worldview. He presumably believes that the "hundredth-monkey phenomenon" will spontaneously incite what I call sinful dipsomaniacs to behave likewise. The reality, however, is that Rajah keeps trying to deceive us into thinking that this is the best of all possible worlds and that he is the best of all possible people. The purpose of this deception may be to grant a free ride to the undeserving. Or maybe the purpose is to shout obscenities at passers-by. Oh what a tangled web Rajah weaves when first he practices to deceive.
No matter what else we do, our first move must be to educate everyone about how justice and humanity are totally on our side and nothing but illegality and barbarity are on Rajah's. That's the first step: education. Education alone is not enough, of course. We must also do something good for others. As everyone knows, Rajah's ability to trick academics into abandoning the principles of scientific inquiry is astounding. What you might not know, however, is that by his standards, if you have morals, believe that character counts, and actually raise your own children -- let alone teach them to be morally fit -- you're definitely a hotheaded jerk. My standards -- and I suspect yours as well -- are quite different from Rajah's. For instance, I suspect that in order to solve the big problems with him, we must first understand these problems, and to understand them, we must shatter the adage that anyone who disagrees with him is ultimately self-satisfied. Many the things I've talked about in this letter are obvious. We all know they're true. But still it's necessary for us to say them, because the world would be better off if Rajah had never been born.
I know your secret.