The country is lost and the civilization is dead, but Christians and moral non-believers still have to accept the obligation to do no harm and to uphold what decent order there is.
Lincoln’s admirers have said that he was motivated by a commitment to equality and a respect for African American slaves. The unpalatable truth is that Lincoln’s racial attitudes are closer to those of the KKK than to those of the NAACP. As early as 1837 Lincoln argued that “The Congress of the United States has no power under the Constitution, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the different states.” His Emancipation Proclamation was a strictly political act designed to appeal to European liberals. In fact, it only applied to slaves outside Lincoln’s jurisdiction, not to slaves held in...
The Society for Classical Studies condemns the relentless horror of police brutality and murder of black men, women, and children, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Rodney King, to name just a few of the victims.
Omens are plentiful these days. As reported here a year ago, the Oak of Mamre, in whose shadow Abraham invited the angels to rest in Genesis, is all dried up. Now a red calf born in Jerusalem has “undergone extensive examination by rabbinical experts” who have concluded that it is indeed the Red Heifer of biblical prophecy….
What, it can’t be! Mark Levin having something nice to say about Confederate war heroes? Not at all. What a relief, when he explained that the Democratic Party was the party of evil, the party of slavery, and thank the almighty for the Union heroes who crushed the Southern Democrats, whose children would go on to join the clan, impose Jim Crow, and Lynch completely innocent black men.