Over Spring Break in Florida, a young college co-ed lay unconscious on the beach. She was then gang raped in broad daylight, watched by hundreds of male and female college students—who did absolutely nothing to help this defenseless young lady. Not a single college student even called the police. This is an atrocity—and every observer… Continua a leggere THE SHAME OF AMERICA
My hypothesis has proven true. The wrenching of sex out of its life- and biblical-context, as conservative as that may sound, is, I believe, nevertheless the correct view in the diagnosis and therapy of our culture’s obsession with sex. Our cultural separation of sex from its natural context of marriage has weakened our culture intellectually… Continua a leggere SEX IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
“No man can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Mt. 6:24) Putin ordered the hit on Nemtsov as he has done on seven others: Paul Khlebnikov, Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky, Anna Politkovskaya, Natalya Estemirova, Anastasiya Baburova,… Continua a leggere PUTIN’S EVIL AND THE COMPLICITY OF THE CHURCH
No one has asked the obvious question about the fraternity at U of Oklahoma. And that is: What are these fraternity boys’ parents’ political affiliation? I would bet that the overwhelming percentage are Republican, perhaps even all of them. We have seen in the rise of extreme right-wing Republicanism a racism, a cultural insensitivity, a… Continua a leggere CORE REPUBLICAN PARTY VALUES: RACISM, ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER, AND CORRUPTION
11“I want to shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” –President John F. Kennedy The recent release of many CIA documents by the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee detail: 1) the CIA’s secret and systematic use of torture after 9/11; 2) the CIA’s repeated denials that it was using… Continua a leggere TORTURE: IMPOLITIC, UNETHICAL, UNCHRISTIAN, AND UNAMERICAN
“All hope abandon, ye who go through me”—Wal-Mart’s Employee Credo “A truth forgotten is a truth lost.”—the author I went to a Wal-Mart in Santa Fe, New Mexico, last Saturday. I had grave misgivings about doing so, knowing a little of its sordid dealings with the cities in which it locates and of… Continua a leggere WAL-MART: THUGGISH CORPORATE CAPITALISM AT ITS WORST
Admiral William McRaven, head of the US Special Operations Command, has been chosen as chancellor of the University of Texas system upon his retirement in the fall from the military. And he is not the first military officer, or national security official, to be chosen to head an American university or college, either. Is he… Continua a leggere THE EVISCERATION OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Europe today is experiencing déjà vu: a frightful reliving of the accommodation to evil of the 1930’s, when France, England, and Italy permitted Hitler’s seizing of the outer rim of Czechoslovakia which bordered on Germany, called the Sudetenland, and home to Czechoslovakia’s approximately three million ethnic Germans. The Sudetenland was an important industrial and banking… Continua a leggere EVIL UNOPPOSED
“Many people find it difficult to use their minds to entertain themselves…In this modern age, with all the gadgets we have, people seem to fill up every moment with some external activity.” –Timothy Wilson, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia Professor Timothy Wilson devised, for our technological age, an important experiment to see what… Continua a leggere BOREDOM : THE DEATH OF CULTURE AND THE RISE OF ELECTRONIC NIHILISM
Only the supersensory, superlogical, unmediated merging of the object and subject into seamless oneness allows an adequate knowledge of the object or the true reality. –Pitirm A. Sorokin For well over a century now, several of the West’s deepest and most sensitive thinkers and writers have been experiencing what they believe… Continua a leggere ALTRUISM VS SELFISHNESS: OR, CAN WESTERN CULTURE BE SAVED?
We all know that most of the media is owned by a handful of people or corporations (e.g., General Electric owns NBC and Rupert Murdoch, FOX), and that nearly all media are run by ideological right-wing Republicans; and we all know further that the last thing right-wing Republicans offer the public is impartiality of news… Continua a leggere YAHOO’S SHAMELESS DISTORTION OF THE NEWS TO FAVOR THE NRA
There are some people for whom the most elementary truths are just beyond their ken. Putin is one of these. He just doesn’t get it. People—nations—want to be free. It is just that simple. His KGB background, which depended ultimately on coercion, has saturated his soul so that it is impossible for him to think… Continua a leggere THE PUTIN GAMBIT—CHECK!
John C. Martin, CEO of Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company, has set a price of $1,000/pill in the US for the newly-approved drug Sovaldi, which has recently been proven to cure Hepatitis C. The full treatment would require 84 pills, which in combination with other drugs would raise the price of a cure to around… Continua a leggere GILEAD SCIENCES: $84,000 OR YOUR LIFE
When the Berlin Wall fell, its crashing din was heard around the world: and for millions of people it was music to their ears. This was not just any event—here was final proof that the evil and, what was equally important politically and economically, the utter impracticality of Communism could not be sustained because it… Continua a leggere THE RESURGENCE OF UNTRAMMELED POWER OF RUSSIA AND CHINA
A few days ago at San Diego’s Woodland Middle School, in health class, 8th grade students were asked to stand under signs that indicated how far they would go sexually when they started dating. The signs read variously “Hugging,” “Kissing,” “Above the Waist”, “Below the Waist,” and “All the Way.” So, here you are in… Continua a leggere VOYEURISM AND THE FAILED AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM