A psychiatrist looks at personal identity, family structure, and identity politics

Jul 30, 2016 by

by Richard B. Corradi, MercatorNet: Over the past several decades, a series of social and political causes—perhaps most prominently, abortion and same-sex marriage—have polarized the American people. For many adherents of these causes, passionate political involvement now fills the place more traditionally occupied by religious belief. Virtually every cause, led by its militant true believers and enlisted activists, has exploited the tactics of identity politics, vilifying the opposition while...

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PC Dystopia Where Children Sing ‘Amazing Self’

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: In the year 2035, the Secretary of State for Young Citizens’ Empowerment introduced a mandatory anthem to be sung daily in every school. Children noticed not singing it were to be reported to the authorities as potential extremists: Amazing Self – how sweet the sound That launched a star like me! With my potential I have found My real identity ‘Twas Self that moved my heart to sing And Self my dream to be lived; How I boosted my self-esteeming The hour I...

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Naked attraction: the apocalyptic rise of nude dating shows

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Stuart Heritage, Guardian: That’s it. There’s nowhere left for the dating show to go. Between TLC’s Undressed and Channel 4’s Naked Attraction, the entire genre feels like it’s reached its natural endpoint. We’ve had shows like Blind Date, where desirability is judged by personality. We’ve had shows like Take Me Out, where desirability is judged by physical appearance. And now we find ourselves at a terrible new dawn, where desirability is judged by genitalia. Undressed puts two strangers...

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Heil the Coming Progressive Utopia

Jul 22, 2016 by

by Dr Peter Jones, TruthXchange: Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: “as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.” Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513-72), and of the young, deeply spiritual...

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Religious Liberty and the Fracturing of Civil Society

Jul 21, 2016 by

by Andrew T Walker, Public Discourse: A humane civil society requires an ecosystem of religious freedom. The first lesson in civics received by most children in America is that America is a great “melting pot,” or perhaps a large patterned quilt sewn together with many unique squares. These images are meant to convey the essence of America’s motto: E pluribus unum (“out of many, one”). American children are also taught that our country came to be thanks to a faithful, dissenting remnant—the...

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Why call them NeoMarxists?

Jul 14, 2016 by

by Dale O’Leary: Why does it matter that the core ideology of Black Lives Matter, pro-abortion feminists, and sexual revolutionaries is NeoMarxism? I listen to the talking heads struggle to make sense of the feminists who don’t care about women’s suffering, the BLM activists who don’t care about the lives of black men, women, and children murdered in urban ghettos, the gay activists who sabotage HIV/STD prevention programs and hide the continuing epidemic, and supposed Liberals who don’t...

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