Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Lavender Revolution Stumbles

As the Penn State University child sex-abuse scandal grows, the Wall Street Journal addressed the ethical implications, albeit in a somewhat backhanded way: “It’s also something of a relief that in a culture as libertine as ours at least some behavior—sexual exploitation of children—is still considered deviant” (Nov. 10, 2011, A-20).

Could it be that there is still an ethical absolute?  Wouldn’t it be ironic to witness the demise of moral relativism at the hands of liberalism’s most cherished activity—homosexuality.  Yes, Virginia, there is truth after all.  It is always ethically wrong for a grown man to violate a 10-year-old boy. Continue reading

Saul Alinsky – Rules for Occupy Wall Street

With Saul Alinsky’s name back in the news (both Bill O’Reilly and Larry Kudlow mentioned him within the last few days)  it is important for everyone to down load the 18 page background article on Saul Alinsky. Here are a few excerpts from the article:  “Born to Russian-Jewish parents in Chicago in 1909, Saul Alinsky was a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who helped establish the tactics of infiltration—coupled with a measure of confrontation—that have been central to revolutionary political movements in the United States in recent decades.  He never joined the Communist Party but instead, as David Horowitz puts it, became an avatar of the post-modern left.”  Continue reading

The Politics of Global Warming

 I woke up this morning only to read in the newspaper (the Colorado Springs Gazette, April 7, 2007) that it’s all over, the earth is finished—North America can expect more hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves, and wildfires; the coasts will be flooded by rising sea levels; crops will decline due to water shortages and climbing temperatures; Africa will suffer the most; 30 percent of the world’s species will disappear; don’t live near the coasts, Arctic, mountains, etc.

These are the conclusions of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—humans cause global warming and we must accept the panel’s conclusions because of the years of accumulated scientific data supporting it. Continue reading