Friday, February 10, 2017
Today's progressivism has become a faux-moral movement hurling charges of racism, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia and a slew of other meaningless buzzwords at anyone they disagree with.I agree with much of the video, although I disagree with Dennis Prager, whose site hosts it, that religion is the proper foundation for a positive alternative.
The battle of ideas has been replaced by a battle of feelings, and outrage has replaced honesty. Diversity reigns supreme, as long as it's not that pesky diversity of thought.
This isn't the recipe for a free society, it's a recipe for authoritarianism.
2. For a truly inspiring story, head straight over to the New York Times (I'm not kidding!) and read about one doctor's battle with his own rare, life-threatening, and baffling disease:
Pursuing the answer to that question, it turned out, would become his life's work. It would transform Dr. Fajgenbaum from a patient on the brink of death five different times, whose illness stumped specialist after specialist, to one of the leading researchers in his field. He has even used himself as his own test subject, and may have discovered a treatment for his rare disease.Read the whole thing.
3. Are feature phones retro or disruptive? In India, they are both.
"Should the German judiciary have shown deference to Hitler's orders?" -- Harry Binswanger, in "NeilGorsuch Rightly Advocates Inching Away From 'Judicial Deference'" at RealClear Markets
"When you speak, you're also listening to yourself..." -- Michael Hurd, in "Listen to Yourself" at The Delaware Wave
"Growing up occurs at the moment you stop caring about what others think." -- Michael Hurd, in "Tell Me What I Want to Hear!" at The Delaware Coast Press
"The so-called 'Muslim ban' ... flies in the face of the collectivist, socialist idea that American citizens, as the most prosperous on earth, are morally and politically obligated to support those with less." -- Michael Hurd, in "Entry to US Not an Entitlement" at Newsmax
Today: Corrected link to Binswanger op-ed.