One of the most important and helpful statements made in the aftermath of the recent horrific mass shootings came by way of the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal.
The article is entitled, “The Killers in Our Midst.” The shootings, they write: “are horrifying assaults on peaceful communities by disturbed young men. American politics will try to simplify these events into a debate about guns or political rhetoric, but the common theme of these killings is the social alienation of young men that will be harder to address.”
They point to the fact that this is not a new reality, it is not a reality now that spans several presidential administrations, including presidents of both parties. The motivations of the killers, they observe, are “often too convoluted to sort into any clear ideology.”
So what we’re facing is a cultural crisis, a spiritual crisis, and it begins, as we know, in the human heart.Read More »
Townhall Review – August 10, 2019
Mark Davis has words of comfort and wisdom following the murderous shooting rampages in El Paso, TX and Dayton, Ohio.
Hugh Hewitt speaks with Dr. Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president and author of, “A World in Disarray,” on the public’s distrust in media and the growing divide between the U.S. and China.
Larry Elder examines the so-called Manifesto written by the El Paso shooter.
Sebastian Gorka and James Delingpole, Breitbart’s Executive Editor in Britain, talk about the new British Prime Minister and BREXIT.
Al Mohler examines the ominous clouds gathering over religious liberty in the United States.
Seth Liebsohn and Arizona Congresswoman Debbie Lesko talk about immigration and her several new immigration bills.Read More »
Hugh and Duane deconstruct the criticism of Hugh’s MSM guests, and how the Chuck Todd interview went.Read More »
Recently our nation was traumatized by two mass shootings. Predictably, these acts of evil were immediately ransacked by media commentators, politicians and candidates in search of political ammunition. Left-of-center media started in immediately after the El Paso massacre, blaming President Trump and Fox News. But in less than 24 hours, another mass shooting occurred in Ohio which appears to have been committed by someone of the Left, and of course, conservative media was quick to point that out.
Let me suggest that instead of using this to point the finger at hyperbolic rhetoric from the “other side,” we’d do well it to point the finger at hyperbolic rhetoric in general.
You don’t have to look too long at cable news and social media to see our cultural affinity for overheated rhetoric.
Extremism mixed with mental illness is a toxic, and even lethal cocktail.
Let’s let the measured rhetoric start with us.Read More »