Pushing Back Against The Fashionable Narrative

I see no warrant for the claims that our “society” is experiencing an unprecedented level of disharmony and disjunction. To say that, of course, is not at all to suggest that all is well, that we have no reason for concern about the state of our country and its social contract. But we need to reject lazy, ahistorical claims about the challenges we collectively face.

Let us resolve, in this new year, to push back against the fashionable narrative. Reality is messy, and it always exceeds our grasp. That is not a counsel of despair; on the contrary. It is rather a call to guerrilla warfare against endlessly repeated banalities and untruths. Read more»
John Wilson | “Reality is Messy” | January 13, 2022


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  1. This is an article from January 2022. The author mentions his experience growing to maturity among Baptists, Catholics, racists, intellectuals, and atheist professors to show that disparagement is nothing new. If experience is sufficient to judge, I think it is neither banal nor untrue to say that current levels of expressed dissatisfaction with American institutions, along with calls for change, have not been seen since the 1960’s. Institutional leaders themselves are actively involved. (Fox News author Bradford Betz reported today: “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday ordered 51-star American flags to be displayed along Pennsylvania Avenue ahead of Flag Day, June 14.”)

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