A lot of thinking is upside down at the moment. It has a discombobulating effect on the contemporary rational thinker. In Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles Mackay wrote “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”
There are two incredible examples which show how cultural madness is currently spreading like a contagion.
Firstly, the US Merriam-Webster dictionary has changed the dictionary definition of female to include males who identify as female.
Now female cannot mean “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs” as well as “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male”, and mean anything useful at all. Don’t look to the Merriam-Webster dictionary for useful meanings.
The categories of male and female have not changed in the real world, but the definitions have changed to justify and reflect what a vocal group of ideologues want to see in the world.
The second and equally absurd example is that Novak Djokovic is banned from competing in the US Open, because the US will not allow unvaccinated travellers to enter the country. This is rich indeed when the US president is fully vaccinated and yet has Covid-19. None of the Covid-19 vaccines prevent a person from catching or transmitting SARS-Cov-2, although they can mitigate the symptoms from the illness Covid-19.
“Per the Grand Slam Rule Book, all eligible players are automatically entered into the men’s and women’s singles main draw fields based on ranking 42 days prior to the first Monday of the event,” the U.S. Open said in its statement.
“The U.S. Open does not have a vaccination mandate in place for players, but it will respect the U.S. government’s position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens.”
– Statement from the US Open