Culture

Hasbro building on a red sky

At this point, just assume that every company and organization is out to indoctrinate your children.

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2021 |

In recent years, one worrisome question as political stories have unfolded has been:  Where are the whistleblowers? James O’Keefe has found another one for Project Veritas.  David Johnson is a packaging contractor with Rhode Island–based toy company Hasbro, who is also a Black man, and couldn’t watch the company go down the path of using packaging…

Eugene Delacroix Fanatics of Tangiers

Progressives continue to use “conversion therapy” bans to convert our country into a theocracy.

By Justin Katz | July 15, 2021 |

Back when the Democrats of Rhode Island imposed their radical religion on the people of the Ocean State in 2017 with a “conversion therapy” ban, I pointed out that it didn’t just affect the therapy of children, but adults, as well.  I went on to emphasize exactly how this was the state government imposing a religious…

Prolife prayer in NYC

It’s not difficult to see where the urge for fascism really is on the American political spectrum.

By Justin Katz | July 14, 2021 |

Nobody should ever accuse progressives of spending too much time on self reflection.  Consider the following, from an article for Catholic News Agency by Joe Bukuras about pro-abortion protesters’ blocking a Catholic pro-life procession: “Violence can look like a man throwing punches,” a copy of a [New York City for Abortion Rights (NYCFAR)] flyer says.…

BLM t-shirt of Sayles St instigator.

Wokism is creating terrible, terrible incentive to undermine communities.

By Justin Katz | July 13, 2021 |

John DePetro reports that one of the families involved in the Sayles Street neighbor dispute a few weeks ago is nearing the $15,000 goal of its GoFundMe campaign.  Give some thought to the process by which they’re monetizing debate. Without assigning blame for who started it, we can state as fact that this family was…

A gun on a tree stump

Reducing gun violence begins with the family and culture.

By Justin Katz | July 13, 2021 |

Speaking about a murder on Public Street in Providence, Democrat Mayor Jorge Elorza insists, “There’s just too many firearms out there, and not just too many firearms, but too many automatic firearms.”  In other words, he blames the guns. Last month, Providence Journal writer Amy Russo began an article on guns by asserting:  “Violence tends to…

Children sneaking up on a deer

We need to get the family back in focus before it’s too late.

By Justin Katz | July 9, 2021 |

To our detriment, we took Italy’s experience of COVID-19 to gauge our reaction, but when it comes to that country’s deteriorating family life, we’re not paying enough attention.  From Hannah Brockhaus for the Catholic News Agency: Leaders in Italy’s public and private sectors will meet Friday to discuss the country’s dismal birth rate in a…

Part of the mural at URI

URI has moved back a step from the ledge of mural destruction.

By Justin Katz | July 7, 2021 |

The University of Rhode Island has reconsidered its plan to destroy an iconic mural in its student union. Christian Schneider reports for The College Fix: The murals, painted by URI graduate Arthur Sherman in the 1950s, came under criticism last summer because their depiction of what life at the school was like in the post-war era…

A hypnotic background

Be aware that the pro-CRT activists are organized and relentlessly on-message.

By Justin Katz | July 6, 2021 |

Have you ever noticed that the talking points for progressive causes coalesce and spread amazingly quickly?  One moment, the general public is trying to figure out what this critical race theory (CRT) thing is and why districts are pushing it on children, and the next minute activists, public figures, and journalists appear to be all…

Scott Adams trans sports tweet 06/23/21

We need to formulate rules for when to engage, and when not to engage, opposing ideas.

By Justin Katz | July 5, 2021 |

The tweet by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams appearing as the featured image for this post is deliberately provocative in the real meaning of that word, as in “intended to provoke”: Popular opinions on Twitter: It is unfair for trans athletes to compete on women’s teams because of the strength difference. It is fair for LeBron…

A "No" sign engulfed in a tree

Testimony of a young heir of the so-called patriarchy should cause pause.

By Justin Katz | July 5, 2021 |

It’s been out there for a few weeks, but a letter that Professor John McWhorter promoted from a male high school student deserves a read.  What the boy writes is far too much in keeping with other evidence, from male student achievement to suicide rates, to be dismissed as the whining of an elite private…

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