I wrote the following almost a year ago:
“…The party of inclusion, of diversity, of recognizing and respecting differences… consistently holds up as holy writ that if you do not accept your ‘appropriate’, preassigned belief of the liberal Democrat hive-mind, then you are no longer deserving to be recognized or respected for your differences.
By Refusing to be the Same, you are no longer considered Diverse…”
And God Bless ’em if they don’t keep on proving me right.
Posted in individual, politics, race, racist
Tagged CNN, individual, Leftist, NAACP, Noah Rothman, racism, racist, South Carolina, Tim Scott, William Barber
My brother JTR made a strong case for personal responsibility yesterday, urging each of us to shake off apathy or that helpless “What can I do?” attitude.
If you need inspiration, here’s an update on how one woman is having an impact on the entire abortion industry.
Her goal: shut it down.
Her strategy: one worker at a time. Continue reading
Having tried a couple of times to write a post for this morning, and having gotten hopelessly mired in my own rhetoric…I was reminded of a sonnet I wrote a few years ago about the prerogative of the artist to abandon his work if it’s not up to his own standards.
Sometimes we get so focused on everything that’s wrong with our world, that we forget the Master Artist isn’t finished yet. Against all odds, He hasn’t thrown in the towel on His creation.
Take a moment to be encouraged by that today:
Last year, we covered several stories of heroism (“Land of the Fearful; Home of the Meek“). In each case, normal, everyday folks took extraordinary action while at work which, in a saner time in our history, would have garnered them nationwide recognition. In these cases, however, their bravery and willingness to act resulted in their being fired.
I said at the time why I felt this was the case:
“All three of these incidents have people acting in a heroic manner, either out of bravery, concern for others or just self-preservation. When did this become objectionable?
The answer, of course, is that now we are supposed to be timid, mild-mannered sheep, who turn a blind eye to people in need or even to our own safety. We aren’t supposed to question authority, even when that authority is nowhere to be found.”
So when I read the news report below, I was horrified that I may have been even more correct at the time than I thought. From the New York Daily News:
I’ve been swamped all week, so I’m re-posting an item from last summer, back before our readership really started to climb. And given much of the news we’ve been seeing lately, this post is even more applicable now than it was then.
Please note its author is Dapper Dan, a buddy of ours who blogs over at Principles, Not Men. Any and all kudos should be directed to him.
I’ll simply mention what I said six months ago: anytime you can combine Hayek, the Federalist Papers AND ‘Calvin & Hobbes‘ into a single, highly cogent post, you’re doing somethin’ right.
Happy Friday, gang.
Posted in big government, culture, federalism, freedom, individual
Tagged Calvin and hobbes, current-events, federalism, freedom, human-rights, individual rights, opinion, politics, rule of law