The Utopian Premises of Ecological Tribalism

The Ecological Turn of “Postmodernity” When compared to yesterday’s culture a few decades ago, today’s “postmodern” culture has some rather surprising differences. One such difference is its ecologist tendency to rediscover, re-evaluate and propose models that are backward, primitive, wild … Continue reading

Book Shows Pope Francis Favors a Classless Society

In his book, Pope Francis’s “Paradigm Shift”: Continuity or Rupture in the Mission of the Church? An Assessment of the Pontificate’s First Five Years, José Antonio Ureta spells out many reasons for faithful Catholics to be concerned about the direction … Continue reading

Why Treating Everyone Equally Is a Problem

I recently received an e-mail from someone who questioned me on a comment I made about manners. I had said that manners presuppose distinctions. They call upon us to honor those who are excellent with special treatment. At the same … Continue reading

Self-Unidentifying: The Craze to be Nobody

Just when you think you understand the crazy world of political correctness, somebody comes and messes everything up. It used to be, for example, that you could simply “self-identify” as someone you are not, yet desire to be. Now, in … Continue reading

Are the Bathroom Wars “Idiotic Stuff?”

I received an e-mail from an irate reader who claimed that the bathroom wars were all about “idiotic stuff.” Abortion, marriage, and other such issues are all the “frivolous nonsense” by which political parties rile up their bases and control … Continue reading

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