The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Normalizing Insanity—The Book

I'll be returning on March 1st from my sabbatical. During my time away from the OnCenter blog, the usual craziness delivered to us by the usual suspects has continued unabated.

  • The election cycle spins up, and our choices are limited. We have a current president who i suffering from first stage dementia, guided by an anonymous cabal of left-wing ideologues whose incompetent management of the country and its domestic and foreign is deeply concerning. His opponent is a past president who is a narcissistic bully with enemies across the political spectrum.
  • The Israel-Hamas war continues. The pyramid of malevolent lies created by pro-Hamas palestinians and their leftist allies has been promoted by a blatantly dishonest media. The level of anti-Semitism precipitated in part by those lies reminds one of Germany in the early 1930s.
  • Major U.S. institutions and all of academia has been captured by a DEI culture that ironically, works hard to limit the diversity of ideas, thinks nothing of making decisions and setting policies that are hardly equitable, and schemes to exclude (not include) entire groups of people.
  • The Southern border of the United States is effectively open. In 2023, an average of 225,000 illegal immigrants crossed that border every month.

All of this, and much more, is driven by fantasy thinking, the ideas that it spawns, the narratives that accrue, and the damaging public policy that results. And that leads me to what I've been up to since early December.

I've been working on my 11th book and first book-length foray into social commentary. We're entering a very dangerous time in the history of the United States and more broadly, the West. It's worth examining why this has happened, who is responsible, and what, if anything, can be done to repair the cracks that threaten the stability of our society.

I'll have a lot more to say about the book once I return, but for now, a quick preview of the cover is in order:

 See you soon.