Stop Playing the Victim!

There are few characteristics as central to American culture today as that of being a victim. We automatically assume in most situations we have been victimized. There are real victims, of course. There are people who have been hurt, maimed, harmed, reputations destroyed, families broken, children abused, etc. But what I am talking about is that American mindset of being perpetually offended. The students blame the teacher. The teacher blames the students. The parents blame the children. The children Read more […]

Giving New Meaning to “Climate Disruption” — Disrupting Marriages?

If you ask the White House, every single American problem and crisis of the past six years has been the fault of George W. Bush. From the economy to the heartbreak of psoriasis (that would be a health care issue, of course), Ol’ Dubya has been pilloried as the root cause of virtually every negative event in our society. Recognizing that the expiration date for that excuse is nigh, and–though the Administration continues to demonstrate they’re not done using it–we need to discover a new justification Read more […]