By BOB BREIDENSTEIN | Ontario
Acquiescence —Webster’s New World Dictionary — noun — consent without protest
So many years since I sat in Mrs. Woods’ English class, but I seem to recall her mentioning Mr. Shakespeare telling of a “tale told by an idiot.” Dare I suggest that if the “mister” were writing today, he would have a full-time job telling of many tales told by many idiots.
For instance, “we’re here, we’re queer and we’re coming for your children.” Such was the relentless chant from one group marching in the gay pride parade in New York City. The few times some were asked to comment, the answer I heard most often was they “didn’t really mean it.”
There are some things that cry out for condemnation, yet the “multiplied many,” like a metronome, nod in seeming agreement.
So, if silence equals acquiescence, I choose to not be silent, and don’t get me started on the lunacy of the transgender fad that has infected the wider culture.