3,000 naked cyclists rode through Philadelphia last Saturday, an annual event aimed at … what, exactly? In our era of gender being whatever one wishes to suppose and a supposed ‘right’ of a prospective mother to kill her innocent prospective offspring for the sin of inconvenience, it’s hard to know.
To us, it seems but the desire of immature and foolish folk to break what once, were the rules. Just to advertise the abandonment of religion and of its historical ethos. The one that, never mind, shaped the American polity that now leads the world in wealth and power. And we note, is rapidly abandoning those, too, without a moments’s though.
Philadelphia saw the formation of the American model; it is now home to the destruction of it. Not, we suppose, by accident. Those leading these careless civic tantrums know well what hey do; it is the unheeding public school grads following their orders who know not what they do. Nor care, of course.
There is no intrinsic evil in nakedness; we all share the same ingredients after all. But we have evolved, over much experience, a model of decorum for a reason: it’s violation has been historically destructive while conforming to it has been productive. But we havestopped teaching such history and prefer to act as spoiled children wishing to dump the rules as too confining. We seem to recall that the Israelites did much the same while Moses was up the mountain collecting the Commandments, per Biblical days. And Lot fled cities of similar ilk, just in time. Yeah, nothing new here.
The cycle of finding really/rectitude leading to prosperity, then drifting from both in search of a free rather than earned lunch seems a part of our DNA somehow. Maybe it’s needed for whatever racial future we may have. Knowing such things requires more smarts than we have.
But we are smart enough to recognize a repeating cycle. And we hope, to learn from it. We’re not sure that our chosen leaders are similarly advanced, though. and we have togues at ourselves, when we are alone in a voting booth.