They say prayer has the power to help, so pray for me, MotherIn the human heart, an evil spirit dwellsI’m trying to love my neighbor and do good unto othersBut oh Mother, things ain’t goin’ well(Bob Dylan) Sorry to disturb your millennial silence, Sir, but, you know, we Jews have been doing that since theContinue reading “Questions for God as America Fails”
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American Totalitarianism vs. Soviet
Like good Marxist-Leninist-Stalinists, Mike Pence, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio would literally rather die than not be “on the right side of history,” as embodied in the Party.
America Slays the Myth of Progress
Over the past generation, the American national religion of Progress has become a dried-out husk.
The National Crack-Up Is Well Under Way
The Biden administration is like a paramedic who pulls a large fat man from a flaming car wreck, bandages his gaping wounds, sets his broken bones, and even takes note that the patient is a diabetic who will soon die if his disease is not brought under control–all the while refusing to notice that the man’s heart has stopped.
The Deep History of the ‘Deep State’
There is an inherent contradiction, as the late historian John Lukacs observed, in the citizens of a democracy turning such hatred on the leaders they themselves have chosen.
The Leader and the Followers, Part 4: Crackpot Rationalists
It’s a strange system of moral values that a “religious” voter displays in embracing the former dictator, a man who comports himself every moment in a way that all the world’s great religions in every age have condemned.
The Winter of the Patriarch
We have an atmosphere of impunity for participants in a fascist putsch, many of whom were heavily armed, a sullen ex-dictator plotting an even worse comeback, a huge and widely supportive milieu for further violence, and a federal government divided against itself and apparently unwilling or unable to defend itself.
The Leader and His Followers, Part 3: The Professionals and Intellectuals
You do not need to be an educated person to recoil from the stench of politicized cruelty that is the essence of fascism.; nor are the educated immune to its appeal.