• Leftism as a Secular Religion

    Leftism as a Secular Religion

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    One of the most important books of the 20th century—it remains a best-seller 59 years after it was first published—is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.

    Marx saw man’s primary drive as economic, and Freud saw it as sex. But Frankl believed—correctly, in my opinion—that the greatest drive of man is meaning.

    One can be poor and chaste and still be happy. But one cannot be bereft of meaning and be happy—no matter how rich or how sexually fulfilled one may be.

    The greatest provider of meaning for the vast majority of human beings has been religion. In the West, Christianity (and on a smaller scale, Judaism) provided nearly all people with the Bible, a divine or divinely inspired text to guide their lives; a religious community; answers to life’s fundamental questions; and, above all, meaning: A good God governs the universe; death does not end everything; and human beings were purposefully created. READ MORE...

  • Andrew Cuomo's Contempt for America Is Normal On the Left

    Andrew Cuomo’s Contempt for America Is Normal On the Left

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    The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, did Americans a favor last week. He provided that which is most indispensable to understanding anything: clarity.

    “America … was never that great,” he announced.

    In one sentence, the governor revealed the left’s true view of America. This is rare—because leftists are masters at hiding what they really believe.

    For example, the left’s low regard for nonwhites is well-hidden under a mountain of “anti-racist” rhetoric. But people who consistently advocate lowering standards for blacks obviously do not think highly of blacks, and people who believe in separate black dorms and separate black graduation ceremonies obviously believe in a pillar of racism: racial segregation. READ MORE...

  • We Are Living Amid the Greatest Hysteria in American History

    We Are Living Amid the Greatest Hysteria in American History

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    You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse.

    For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed against the greatest evil in the world at the time: communism. Then-Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wisc., and the House Un-American Activities Committee notwithstanding, there really were Americans in important positions who supported communist regimes enslaving their populations and committing mass murder. McCarthy was onto something. READ MORE...

  • Here's an Indisputable Fact: Immigrants Bring Cultural Change

    Here’s an Indisputable Fact: Immigrants Bring Cultural Change

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    The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants—those here legally or illegally—is “America is a nation of immigrants.”

    The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it’s meaningless.

    What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent would have remained populated only by its indigenous people—which is what many on the left wish had happened. As the late Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States,” the most widely used American history text in high schools and universities, said to me, the world was not better off thanks to the founding of America. READ MORE...

  • A Look Into the Mind of the American Left: Part I

    A Look Into the Mind of the American Left: Part I

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    As I watch a great number of my fellow Americans and virtually all of the mainstream media descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria—regularly calling the president of the United States and all of his supporters Nazis, white supremacists, and the like; harassing Republicans where they eat, shop, and live; ending family ties and lifelong friendships with people who support the president; declaring their opposition to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party the “Resistance,” as if they were American reincarnations of the French who fought real Nazis in World War II; and so on—I ask myself: What is going on? How does one explain them? READ MORE...

  • The Southern Poverty Law Center's Smear Campaign Against PragerU

    The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Smear Campaign Against PragerU

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    “Antifa” is to violence what the Southern Poverty Law Center is to words. In short, it is a hate group on the left.

    The SPLC smears individuals and groups it differs with by labeling them as some form of “hater”: “racist,” “white supremacist,” “extremist,” and the like. That it is cited and even relied upon by The New York Times, Facebook, Amazon, Google, CNN, and others, and that Apple gave the organization a million dollars, is testimony to the moral state of mainstream media and corporate culture in America today. READ MORE...

  • The Latest Institution Destroyed by the Left

    The Latest Institution Destroyed by the Left

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    As I have documented repeatedly, the left ruins just about everything it touches: the universities, the arts, the elementary schools and high schools, religion, sports, and ordinary, everyday interactions between human beings—especially human beings of different races.

    The latest examples—in just the last few weeks—are the Boy Scouts, sculpture, and the Miss America pageant.

    The left’s decadeslong attempt to radically change the Boy Scouts has ended in triumph. Now that the Boy Scouts is admitting not only older girls but also younger girls—as Cub Scouts—it is dropping “Boy” from its name and becoming Scouts BSA. Thanks to the left, the Boy Scouts, one of the most socially and morally constructive organizations in America, is no longer the Boy Scouts. READ MORE...