Archive for June, 2017

Quote of the day (week)

June 16, 2017

The only way to back away from this instead of falling over the precipice is for Democrats, Republicans, and the media to acknowledge that the other side really does not want you dead. But there is too much invested in believing otherwise.

Erick Erickson

on Progressive hypocrisy

June 7, 2017

Victor Davis Hanson, writing in the National Review, gives an expansive description of a key problem for the Left in power, the hypocrisy of their lifestyle in contrast to their rhetoric. I almost feel bad for the reputation of Jimmy Swaggart, except he is a wonderful analogy for what Hanson points out.

on parenting

June 5, 2017

I noticed some comments on the idea of raising a feminist son as described in the New York Times (iirc), and sighed at the blatant ideological agenda of such a parenting purpose. Several comments focused on the point that it would make more sense to focus on raising a good person, which would by itself solve for the problem that equity feminism claims to be about. Gender feminism, of course, is a different ideology.

Stacy McCain approached the topic from his own experience of having raised successful sons, along with capable daughters, one of whom married an equally capable, successful man. McCain is eloquent in warning against taking parenting advice from those who in fact both hate the institution of the family and have no successful experience of their own in parenting (e.g., Gloria Steinem) upon which to base their opinions.