There is actually a very easy way to deal with the insanity of the world today. A way that my parents and their parents understood. A way that leaders like Churchill and Washington and Lincoln understood, a way that is so simple that people once they discover it are amazed at the power it holds.
It is the magic word
When people insist you cancel a speaker at a college, simply say NO! When people insist that you pretend people with penis’ are women say NO! When your child insists that they are a different sex or a superhero or must have the latest toy or else: Say NO!
For two generation this magic word has been shelved by so called adults that didn’t want to admit that they had grown older. They wanted to be not the parents to their children or the teacher to their students, they wanted to be their FRIENDS. And because their goal was the approval of their charges rather than their protection or education they granted every wish, gave a trophy to every performance and eliminated any objective standard by which their charges might challenge themselves, to the point where now THEIR charges don’t know how to deal with their own children or charges that make demands on them.
NO can save your budget, NO can protect your kids and charges from danger and when backed up by security and law, for example arresting prosecuting and expelling students that commit violent acts or disrupt speeches NO can instantly bring perspective to someone who has never had to deal with rejection.
It works on a national scale as well. Look at the Democrats in the senate who were desperate to stop Kavanaugh, desperate to remove Trump and desperate to stop the president from filling positions in the judiciary. Each time they screamed and shouted and the media amplified their voice, yet each time, instead of caving Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell said NO!.
Look at Iran, Look at Syria, Look at North Korea, look at the Palestinians, how the willingness to say NO has allowed us to get places that people said were too dangers, were impossible.
And most importantly look at the cities that have been unable to say NO! to activists, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and ask yourself if you can’t afford a wall and/or gate around your house and a bodyguard if that is where you would want to live.
To be sure there might be some short terms costs to saying NO! Those who have never been refused before will be shocked, may throw tantrums, may at times react completely unhinged.
But remember the choice is stark, You can either be a subject to others whims or be free. It is no coincidence that those who have been able to secure freedom for the most people, Washington , Lincoln and Churchill were all willing to say NO! to great tyranny
So learn to say no to these petty tyrants, and free yourself and them.