How the Pandemic Shattered Social Skills and Destroyed Public Spaces

How the Pandemic Shattered Social Skills and Destroyed Public Spaces

What keeps social order today are not much-needed principles but tattered social habits. Leftover manners from the past provide the basics for getting along. People go through the motions of meeting and greeting, but they have lost the reasons why they do these things. As these old habits gradually fade, people do what they want … Read more

This Is Why Social Media Isn’t Social and Can Harm Youth

On December 26, 17-year-old Bryce Gowdy from Deerfield Beach, Florida, posted a tweet: “To be or not to be.” A few days later, he committed suicide. The tell-tale tweet is typical of how social media has dominated the lives of young people. Even their deaths are announced for all who want to see. The platforms are … Read more

Can’t You Make this Surreal World Just Go Away?

The afflictive thing about living in our polarized society is the terrifying thought that there is something permanent in our incompatibility with each other. No one desires the present unpleasantness. We sincerely wish that we could get along. However, most people want a quick fix.  They want magic buttons to push that will make the … Read more

This is Why We Can Have No Illusions About Today’s Crisis

The present crisis in America compels me to present a consideration about surviving in our world of chaos. It has three words: “Have no illusions.” Look at the battlefield and have no illusions about the world that surrounds us. That means never adopt an overly optimistic (or pessimistic) vision of what you see. See society … Read more

Here Are the Victims of the “Virtue” of Tolerance

The modern mania for tolerance is an insidious tool of the Great Deceiver. It goes by other names as well – acceptance, accompaniment, and being non-judgmental. The modern world and media praise behavior that displays these attributes. Many people believe that the only necessary virtue is tolerance. Proclaiming the truth is an aggressive act. Libertarians, … Read more

New and Failed Socialist Solutions to Housing Problems

A prized asset of the left is what might be called willing amnesia. Americans tend to have limited memories. Except for cataclysmic events like 9/11,  anything that happened more than five years ago recedes into the dim mists. For instance, most have only hazy recollections of President Obamas’ statement, “If you like your healthcare plan, … Read more

Four Characteristics of the Liberal Mind That Are Destroying Society

Conservatives often blame liberals for the breakdown in society today. After all, liberals challenged an order that existed and replaced it with a situation that is now unraveling. This unraveling can be traced to the efforts of liberal activists to influence legislation and elections and to liberal control of the media that shape the debate. … Read more