Just like the Disco tute’s blind Wedge Document, a broader detailing of the Wedge Strategy, I’ve made up my own legal term: Now the Candle Burns at both Ends.
But what does it mean?
The term mutually assured destruction is one that I would reference. The reason why the US doesn’t destroy Russia or Russia the US is because they know that whoever made the move first would have started a war that ends in nuclear war. At least, this seems likely. Nuclear war means no more humans. Instead of one losing the battle, they both lose out. That’s the basic tenant of mutually assured destruction.
For things like Academic Freedom, a bill which was recently passed by gigantic fuck up, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, it goes a little bit like mutually assured destruction.
Imagine Bobby Jindal as the middleman. He has the power to pass or veto bills such as the Academic Freedom bill he has just passed. He’s the center of the candle. But this candle is unique as it has two wicks.
In the case of Kitzmiller vs. Dover, there was a candle, but it was burning from one end. In this case, the conservative fundamentalists were absolutely thrilled, so the fire started when the critical thinkers of Dover spoke out. They ignited the wick and it was, for all intents and purposes, a countdown to extinction for not the law itself, but for creationism itself in the state as a platform. It was simple enough: the creationists formed the base of the candle where they had solidified themselves in schools, the critical thinkers started a fire that would end up destroying the plans that the creationists had.
The concept of the candle burning at both ends is slightly different. As I said, supreme fuck up Bobby Jindal is at the center of a double ended candle. He’s a creationist, acting for creationist purposes, but says he’s encouraging free inquiry, free thinking, anything with free on it, when it’s obvious to those same people that he’s doing the exact opposite.
With how the law is defined, both crowds will get offended and one or the other will ignite a fire, and both sides will be fighting. Sadly, Jindal doesn’t get his until the case is entirely resolved.
One of these two will happen;
- Atheistic teachers oppose creationism in class and support the so-called controversial subjects, thus making the consevative fundamentalist crowd mad; or
- Creationist teachers oppose the so-called controversial subjects, and the free thinkers of the communities get mad.
Either case ends in a lawsuit and a huge legal battle, likely as big as Dover. Not on a national scale, but to an extent where it will define the future regardless of decision or judgment for both Louisiana and other states.
Bobby Jindal has set a horrible precedent for the state, yet when this goes down, neither him or his buddies at the Disco tute will be anywhere to be found.
Apparently they forget not to bear false witness against thy neighbour.
In a nutshell: Bobby is the middle, creationism and free thinking are each their own wicks, one side ignites the fire, then the other, and as they melt down to the middle, both sides lose no matter who wins.