Mindset

Luxury Beliefs
Culture, Values

Luxury Beliefs

Article By Rob Henderson A former classmate from Yale recently told me “monogamy is kind of outdated” and not good for society. So I asked her what her background is and if she planned to marry. She said she comes from an affluent family and works at a well-known technology company. Yes, she personally intends to have a monogamous marriage — but quickly added that marriage shouldn’t have to be for everyone. She was raised by a traditional family. She planned on having a traditional family. But she maintained that traditional families are old-fashioned and society should “evolve” beyond them. What could explain this? In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs. People care a lot about so...
Thomas Sowell: “Slavery” as the Scapegoat for Strife in the Black Community
Deculturization, History

Thomas Sowell: “Slavery” as the Scapegoat for Strife in the Black Community

— Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His website is www.tsowell.com. © 2015 Creators Syndicate Inc. Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliché of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime, or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliché that has come into vogue is that slavery is “America‘s original sin.” The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for 50 years. Catch phrases a...
Discrimination Has Not Been Pervasively Effective
Culture

Discrimination Has Not Been Pervasively Effective

Some groups have been held back by discrimination and other groups haven't. A study of life might inform us that culture is the pervading deciding factor that will render the pervading discrimination largely ineffective. Dr. Thomas Sowell, Economist, on Discrimination By culture, I am referring to the values and norms that are established within the home and serve as an impetus for thought and action as the family members navigate their way through society. If the family has: a culture that values education as a means to expand and inform the mind and mechanism for teaching the individual how to think and learna culture of entrepreneurship that sets that views life from the position of ownership and personal responsibility for successa culture of championship, of that of a con...
Operation June Cleaver
History, Women & Marriage

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not there yet.” It’s a déjà vu for the real housewives of the cold war. 70 years ago images of working women suddenly disappeared from the media and it took them over 30 years to return. During WWII women might have thought that they were finally there…until they weren’t. Women went from serving the country to serving hubby a beer. L) Vintage ad Canada Drive 1944 (R) Vintage Schlitz Ad 1953 One day, dedicated working women were glorified, proudly featured in articles and advertisements; the next they vanished,...
Conservatives Will Have to Address Black on Black Crime Sooner than Later
Deculturization

Conservatives Will Have to Address Black on Black Crime Sooner than Later

Now is the Perfect Time To Discuss Black on Black Crime Article Written by Anthony Brian Logan (ABL)The shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery is still shrouded in mystery. The only facts available to anyone are that he was black and that two white men killed him. Everything else is buried under a mountain of questions and general uncertainty. Was he jogging that Sunday afternoon? Did the two white men “hunt” him down for no reason? Was there a reason? Did he break into a home? Was he wearing unlaced work boots? Did he have on jean shorts? Cargo shorts? Basketball shorts? So many questions, so few answers. Sometimes, people fill in the blanks when there are questions that do not have definitive, factual answers. Especially in a case like Ahmaud Arbery. One that tugs at t...
The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting
Family Traditions, Family Values, Fatherhood, Values

The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting

@repmialove and @realcandaceowens on the VALUES, FATHERS and good parenting. Both women are who they are because of the presence in their childhood of MEN (fathers and grandfathers) who had character, believed in family and good work ethic. Mia Love's parents came to the US with $10 and put three children through college with no handouts. Candace Owen's granddad grew up sharecropping, like my own mother who is about the same age as Candace's granddad. Her granddad now owns the land he grew up on. The message both stories provide for us is the belief in SELF, God and family. Raising little girls, I am especially keen to ensure they have the mindset that will one day be attracted to GOOD men, to family men. In order for this is occur, they will ...