We all should be fascinated, angry and perplexed why so many people believe their myth over reality.
These past weeks we have seen America in a bar fight with medieval thinkers.
On the one side the reigning champ, those medieval theologians who crafted together an explanation on everything without any observation of the world called, "Faith in a Creator", versus the newcomer, a world based upon observable facts called the "Science of Reason".
Today, medieval theology won out.
Dead thinking won when members of the Senate chose deference to men over woman thus relegating women to the back of the bus.
Of course, women thought they could sit anywhere on the bus of freedom, but men and women of the past slapped them back into their mythical place today.
We've come a long way?
No, we haven't.
Do you still look at your horoscope?
Do you check on what the stars have to say about how your day is going to go?
Do you believe that the stars are actual beings, with thoughts and feelings about when and where you were born?
Do you feel the universe knows you are essential and alive?
If so, you have medieval theology running in your brain.
You see, a long time ago, on a continent, you are living on, people of the past, specifically men, wanted a way to keep power in their control.
Men made up stories telling about gods on hills and in the earth gave them power over other men.
But that story didn't hold up.
People could go to the top of the mountain, like at Mt. Sinai and see if Yahweh was actually there.
When they found no burning bush, they went back to the king and told them they were full of crap and hauled his ass out and threw him off a cliff.
The king's needed a better story.
So they invented invisible sky gods.
These invisible sky gods were a great scam.
Because you could never see or hear them except through the king.
Only the king could get direct messages from God.
Anybody who didn't like that story was against God and the king and were put to death.
This sealed the belief in the scam of the invisible sky god for all time into society.
This invisible sky god seemed to have a lot of concern for us mere mortals because they came up with a lot of rules.
Not just 10 rules but a rule about every aspect of life.
Especially how women were never ever to be trusted to tell the truth.
They made up a particularly nasty story when Eve talked to that conversant snake, Satan, the Devil, who then told old poor beleaguered Adam a lie about eating the fruit from the Tree of Life.
Eve doomed all women from that moment on that women will always tell a lie to a man because she wants to bring a man down and destroy him so she can replace him on top of the power pyramid.
So here in Washington DC after over 250 years of what is known as the age of reason, you can still find everywhere a belief in a medieval story about a woman and a snake and how women lie about sex to take away the power given to them by God.
Men are anoited and pure.
Should make anyone who isn't filled with medieval thought angry?
What can be done to lift the veil of ignorance?
Nothing can be done.
Ignorance is like a mountain only time, and the winds of change can wear it away.
Just like children at a window waiting for Santa Clause to come and give them what they demand, the adults in the room have to smile and go to bed.
Nothing can be done for those that have accepted myth as their truth.
Those of us who do not accept myth as truth like the adults in the room have to take our children by the hand gently and carry them with us.
It's the burden of the adult to see the consequences of Life that children are blind to.
However, there is one thing the adults can do, and that is to fight the fight against those that willfully and for the sake of power exploit the medieval thinkers.
We the adults have to stand our ground every moment of the day to fight the tyrant where ever we may find them.
The tyrant is the person who exploits this failing found within humanity called " trust in authority."
These tyrants are wolves in sheep's clothing who tell us that America needs to be great again.
These tyrants tell us that immigrants are bad people and Nazis are good.
These tyrants tell us that men are afraid of women lying about sex.
These tyrants exploit a culture of hate that binds together the worse parts of humanity for their own selfish demand of power.
We the adults must smash the myth and hold true to the belief that freedom and justice for all mean freedom, liberty, and justice for all.