September 19, 2021
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Tag: American Decline

Reversing America’s Decline

Americans of every race, creed, social and economic condition are increasingly concerned about the decline of their country. Why, they are asking, has common sense given way to nonsense, wisdom to foolishness, sanity to insanity, harmony to discord...

One Ramp Agent, Two Dogs, and American Culture

Like thousands of lower forty-eight Americans, I had long wanted to visit Alaska someday. That time recently arrived for me and the visit was every bit as enjoyable as I had hoped. Anchorage, Seward, and Homer were, in different but complementary...

How America Has Changed

We are all immersed in our culture, and that immersion alters our beliefs and values to some extent over time, often so slowly that we are unaware that change has occurred. A generation or two later, we may no longer remember our original...

A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

The title is borrowed from Winston Churchill. Though he coined the phrase in reference to another matter, it describes perfectly the present situation in contemporary America. Our culture and society have fallen into a pit of confusion and...

Orwell’s Prophetic Novel, 1984

In 1949 George Orwell published a tale of a totalitarian country in which self-appointed elites gained the power to erase people’s memories, control their thinking, and alter their values. He titled the book 1984, and it has been terrifying...

What is Happening to America Today?

Following the Covid-19 lockdown, which is still not completely over in many states, Americans witnessed widespread rioting and looting in late May and June, followed by a campaign to “defund the police.” At the same time, persons associated with...

When Feelings Take Control

I recently examined three false notions promoted by Carl Rogers (and Abraham Maslow) that are well on the way to destroying America. In this essay I will expand on one of them—the idea that feelings and emotions are a better guide than reason and...

America’s Troubled Culture

American culture is infected with Relativism, the belief that everyone creates his or her own truth. In other words, that people don’t only have a right to their opinion—their opinions are necessarily right! At first thought, this notion seems...