In 1919, W.B. Yeats composed the haunting and powerful verse, “The Second Coming.” A few of the lines from his apocalyptic reflection in the aftermath of World War 1 are particularly instructive a century later. …Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, … The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely […]
This journal has featured several articles about the media and the shameful way they have “reported” in the past. Additionally, the plague of the social media attack dogs has exploded in modern times and made the situation immeasurably worse. One thing I have learned about observing journalism and media is this, when you think you’ve seen the worst from them, they will prove you wrong. The latest outrages emerge from […]
Friday, January 18, 2019, marked the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. It is the largest annual gathering of pro-life advocates in the world with crowds regularly in the hundreds of thousands. The massive crowds braved the cold of a D.C. January to help defend the first unalienable human right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life. Defending Life from the White House Vice President Mike […]
A recent L.A. Times article revealed the growing acceptance of anti-Semitism by Leftists. The gist of the piece was that someone could be anti-Semitic and yet still be a good person. A columnist for the Los Angeles Times dismissed the accusations of anti-Semitism levied against the leaders of the Women’s March because she said they are “advancing the causes of women.” The article’s title was revealing. “Can you admire Louis […]
One of the certainties of 2018 was that it was difficult to be certain about what was coming next. Political and cultural turmoil seemed the norm during the past year.
From the midst of the raging pace of outrage for 2018, there has emerged some disturbing trends which will linger into 2019.
Number seven of a seven-part series on virtue The culmination of this series on virtue is an examination of the chief of virtues, love. There are more words that have been written or spoken concerning love than perhaps any other subject. It is safe to say that most of these words have to do with a romantic type of love. Love as a virtue is not that kind of love. […]