Are the Greeks just too hard headed to know when they’re licked? Can the same be said of Western Civilization? … More Quo Vadis Greece? Part II.
Some of the reasons why you should make the trip to Greece, one of the fonts of our glorious Western heritage. … More It’s All Greek To Me. Part I.
Why do we spend more on the military than the next seven nations combined? And leave our southern border unprotected? … More Our Strategy For Ending Our Endless Wars?
Will we allow political correctness to prevent us from even discussing, and perhaps solving, some of our most pressing problems? … More My Name In Bright Lights
Is it time to do something about school shootings? Absolutely. But it’s more important that we do the right thing. Rather than just anything. … More Just So Sad . . .
It’s Globalist Or Nationalist My sister, to put it mildly, is well traveled. Throw a dart at the globe, and there’s a good chance that, on one trip or another, she’s been there. Or, at least, on that continent. While I’ve been out of the country a few times, I’m pretty much a home body. … More It’s Not Left Or Right
Why have we been fighting countless, endless wars in the Middle East? To make the world safe for Israel. … More A War Like All Others.
I’m grateful for one thing about our Amway experience: it didn’t kill us. … More Showin’ The Plan
So, where do we stand now, 2,000 years on? Is moral agency an archaic notion that must give way to puppetry? Increasingly, especially in reference to our sexuality, the answer seems to be, “Yes.” The evidence? LGBTTQQIAAP. A bewildering array of initials that would tax the imagination of even the most creative of Rome’s sexual free thinkers: Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgendered. Transexual. Queer. Etcetera. And so on. And so forth.
Must all these exquisitely fine gradations of what historically been seen as abnormal expressions of human sexuality be granted moral immunity because, as their advocates contend, they are genetically hard wired into our DNA? Which is another way of saying, at least in regards to our sexuality, we are no longer moral agents? Apparently so.
But what does this say about us as people in a larger sense? Who can doubt that sex plays a central role in who we are as humans? But, if our sexual conduct is beyond our control, can we still be considered the only creature whose defining characteristic is the capacity for rational thought and action? And, if so, where does it all end?
Two potential resting places come to mind. … More Hail, Caesar!
The Russians learned their lesson in Afghanistan after 10 bloody, futile years. Can’t we do likewise after 14 years in Iraq? … More All Fall Down: The American Way of War