We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...in this election, Republicans are running more blacks in white majority districts than the Democrats are. Shouldn’t that be taken into consideration when accusations of racism are being hurled about?
The lesson from these attempted attacks is clear. Islamic radicals are trying to kill us not because of the policies of George W Bush or Tony Blair, or because there aren't enough U.N. or EU resolutions condemning Israel, or any other grievances the left are trying to project upon our enemies. The reason America and Western Europe are being attacked is because radical Islamists hate the Western way of life. They hate that we are not enslaved to their extremist version of Islam, and they hate the freedom and prosperity that we enjoy in the West.
Yes, Pinker does out some of the politically correct as being enforced by the Psychology of the Taboo...but then he turns and says that the institution of academia will free people from it. Yet it is this institution that enforces it with rigor!
Furthermore, he refers to the taboo as being "primitive." One first must ask what the definition of "primitive" is? And why is that a legit definition?
Most importantly, why is this loaded term being used to ignore or excuse the answers to these questions that have been established? Why is ancient wisdom cast as "primitive" when it's of some interest to the researcher?
Surely the art of fire is "primitive" but guess what? It still burns.
So too that many of these questions were asked in ancient cultures, and the fact that they have been successfully answered should mean that we can move forward...not challenge them b/c we happen not to like those answers.
It's no coincidence Am Thinker posts Adam Shaw's accurately welcome assessment of Hussein0's surrender to America's enemies and sets right exhortation to recognize enemy's motives and to defeat it's purposes on Festival of Our Lady's Victory.
Blessed Virgin's help is needed now, to put to death a resurgent Islam, as it was in 16th Century.
“Scarlet running over on the silvers and the golds, breaking of the hatches up and bursting of the holds, thronging of the thousands up that labour under sea white for bliss and blind for sun and stunned for liberty.
Vivat Hispania! Domino Gloria! Don John of Austria has set his people free!”