Letter to the Editor,
The culture’s “new clothes”
Today’s culture is so fond of its “new clothes”.
Every day “delusionists” come into the culture.
They spin and weave “new clothes” made of this special, unique cloth that has a way of becoming invisible to anyone who is unusually ignorant.
Everyone in the culture wants to wear these refined “new clothes” because everyone can tell the wise from the fools when they are wearing these “new clothes”.
The culture pays these “delusionists” large sums of money to spin and weave these “new clothes”.
The culture knows about the cloth's peculiar power, and all are eager to find out what idiots other people are.
Some people see the “delusionists” pretending to work away at their empty looms, but they don’t say anything or else they will be considered fools.
All they say is, "It's beautiful! It's enchanting!"
Everyone in the culture condescends to take their clothes off and the clever “delusionists” help them put on their “new clothes”.
Everyone says, "Oh, how excellent are the culture’s “new clothes”!
Nobody confesses that they don’t see anything, for that would prove that they were a fool.
Finally an innocent child correctly states and cries out loud at last, “They don’t have anything on!"
The people suspected this was correct.
But they thought to themselves, we don’t want to be right, we prefer to be politically correct.
So they walked more proudly than ever, all with their “news clothes”.
It is not an act of charity to let the good citizens of this land live in their delusion, their persistent insistence that unreality is real.
Rebel by insisting on reality, common sense, and the obvious; refuse the lies and the rationalizations.
Point unceasingly to reality; and remember: facts are stubborn things that in the end reality will befriend you and win the day.
It will come; stay steadfast.
Do not forsake reality!
People who live in this fantasy world will either remain in their slumber or suddenly awaken from their nightmare to face reality.
Welcome to reality!
Welcome to sanity!
Marian Casillas, Ed.D.