Columnist Gianno Caldwell says about Bill Maher, “After all, this is the guy who made a career of beating up on Republicans weekly, not to mention questioning values like faith in God.” (“A Bill of Good,” PostScript, June 27).
Yet Maher is becoming “the most prominent voice of reason on the left,” as it has become so extreme it has hurt itself while causing chaos in America.
Being liberal or progressive used to be a constructive, legitimate philosophy, one of open-mindedness, forward-thinking and equality for minorities and women. The far left is now anarchistic or Marxist wearing a mask of the Democratic Party.
If Maher can wake up to the ugly reality of what liberalism has become, there’s hope for many others. Now if he would stop the childish cursing and insulting those he disagrees with.
Universities across the Western world are degenerating from institutions of intellectualism and inquiry to installations of imbecility and indoctrination (“It’s too woke for lib,” June 28).
If the Internet-addled students of Brandeis University retained the capacity to read anything longer than a tweet, they would realize that there are whole passages of George Orwell’s “1984” about the very thing that they are creating with their banned lexicon — Newspeak, a cut-down language, which by banning words eliminates concepts and so atrophies citizens’ critical reasoning and makes them easier to enslave.
Wokery is quite literally going beyond parody.
Heat wave hell
If you’re among the many people who suffered through this heat wave with no power or greatly diminished performance, you can thank Gov. Cuomo (“Outages spark de Blasio to ask NYC to conserve energy amid heat wave,” June 30).
He decided to shut down Indian Point, a nuclear plant that supplied 25 percent of our regional power, with no viable replacement.
Sure, he was thinking of (offshore fish- and bird-killing) wind turbines, but that is years into the future. For now, we will suffer needlessly through every heat wave.
Jobs in danger
Tom Broadwater nails it in this column (“Border Victims,” PostOpinion, June 26).
There is no way that we can improve the lot of black workers, along with other members of the working class, without reducing the supply of foreign labor.
On top of that, there is the additional pressure that comes from automation. Many working-class, or even middle-class, jobs are disappearing or in danger of disappearing.
It makes no sense whatsoever to import 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants, nearly 1 million guest workers, and tolerate the presence of 12 million illegal immigrants under these circumstances.
Will Bishop Robert Barron (“No Dialogue,” PostOpinion, June 29) be able to convince pro-choice politicians of the humanity of human life in the womb? Sadly, not a snowball’s chance in hell.
In response to the US Supreme Court taking up the case of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, reporters have questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and President Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki if a 15-week preborn baby is a human being. They all handled the question like a hot potato.
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