Thought For the Day: The Strongest Motivation Is What Is In Our Hearts

“We discuss motives, but isn’t it always the same motive? ‘I have murder in my heart.’ Why do so many Americans have murder in their hearts? … We have been swept by social, technological and cultural revolution. The family blew up — divorce, unwed childbearing. Fatherless sons. Fatherless daughters, too. Poor children with no one to love them. The Internet flourished. Porn proliferated. Drugs, legal and illegal. Violent video games, in which nameless people are eliminated and spattered all over the screen. … The abortion regime settled in, with its fierce, endless yet somehow casual talk about the right to end a life. An increasingly violent entertainment culture — low, hypersexualized, full of anomie and weirdness, allergic to meaning and depth. The old longing for integration gave way to a culture of accusation — you are a supremacist, a misogynist, you are guilty of privilege and defined by your color and class, we don’t let your sort speak here. At this moment we are in the middle of a reckoning about how disturbed our sexual landscape has become. … A nation has an atmosphere. It has air it breathes in each day.” – Peggy Noonan

 

 

 

 

 

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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