Use of a made-up non-word leads to tacit acceptance of the ideology that spawned itBy Jason Morgan | March 27th 2023 2:44 PM
An 18-year-old woman named Layla Jane was in the news recently with a heartbreaking story. Ms. Jane is suing Kaiser Permanente and another medical institution for performing a double mastectomy on her at the age of 13. (Her story has been covered by several national news organizations.) There was nothing…READ FULL BLOG POST
Is going bonkers on Facebook how one should accept a blessing from the Almighty?By Jason Morgan | January 10th 2023 2:53 PM
Some ten years ago I was invited to what was billed as a “gender reveal.” It was a dinner at a local Italian restaurant, complete with dessert in the form of an iced cake, the pink or blue inside of which would reveal the sex of the host couple's unborn…READ FULL BLOG POST
Our 'post-Christian' society barely conceals the great brokenness beneath itBy Jason Morgan | September 15th 2022 10:38 AM
As part of research for a separate project, I recently came across this ten-minute video about shell-shocked soldiers from World War I; it’s gut-wrenching but ought to be seen by everyone (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvTRJZGWqF8). It shows men twisted and deformed, body and mind, by the horror of war. I had…READ FULL BLOG POST
In the social-media vortex, somehow all we're left with is our bared teethBy Jason Morgan | September 10th 2022 2:18 PM
Over the past few years, a number of academic brouhahas has drawn me into checking what professors tweet. Almost all of it is ugly. Within two or three tweets the online exchanges between Professor A and Professor B, or between Professor A and Concerned Citizen B, have devolved into wild…READ FULL BLOG POST
Society by Castration
Revolutionaries can rule with guns or with medical procedures twisted to serve elite interestsBy Jason Morgan | August 15th 2022 1:11 PM
In July, a grisly video made the evening news. The video—apparently real—shows a Ukrainian prisoner of war being tortured by Chechen soldiers fighting for the Russian military. The Chechens castrate the Ukrainian prisoner with a box cutter and then shoot him dead. People in modern societies comfort themselves with the…READ FULL BLOG POST
We cast God out of public schools, and now we wonder what's wrong?By Jason Morgan | June 6th 2022 7:51 PM
Another school shooting, but the same old debate follows. The blood of the slain and wounded children is not yet dry in the classrooms before pundits start to parrot the usual lines.
“It’s the guns!” cries the Left.
“It’s mental illness!” cries the Right.
I submit it’s the public schools.…READ FULL BLOG POST
Ugliness Is All or Nothing
A hideous building in downtown Tokyo is finally coming downBy Jason Morgan | May 4th 2022 1:39 PM
The Nakagin building in downtown Tokyo is a hideous monstrosity. I have seen it with my own eyes many times. It is one of the most offensive and repulsive structures I have ever known. When the Nakagin was built in the early 1970s, however, it was hailed as an idea…READ FULL BLOG POST
A Whole Other Electorate
63 million Americans never got a chance to vote, or even to breatheBy Jason Morgan | April 28th 2022 12:06 PM
Election integrity has been in the news a lot these past few years. A cloud long hung over the 2016 presidential election, for example. Did the Russians throw the contest in favor of Trump? Did James Comey and the FBI do the same by opening a probe into Hillary Clinton’s…READ FULL BLOG POST
Beware of Mustachioed Napoleons
John Bolton serves the foreign-export Enlightenment wing of the American unipartyBy Jason Morgan | April 13th 2022 3:13 PM
John Bolton has a reputation as a fierce conservative. Fifteen years ago or so, I used to think he was, too. I would watch Bolton, who was President George W. Bush’s Ambassador to the United Nations, appear on the television and lay into Washington liberals like a dog going at…READ FULL BLOG POST
The Open Society and Its Frenemies
The New Atheists' vision suffocates under their dogma of godlessnessBy Jason Morgan | March 24th 2022 6:43 PM
My friend and fellow NOR subscriber Kevin Doak shared with me a book by Dr. Alberto Martinez Piedra called No God, No Civilization: The New Atheism and the Fantasy of Perpetual Progress. The title is right up the alley of a hidebound reactionary like me. When many months later I…READ FULL BLOG POST
A Poem Just For You
The artist reminds us that beauty is proprietary solely to GodBy Jason Morgan | February 22nd 2022 3:43 PM
Kinoshita Tatsuya is a poet. He has published several books and has appeared on a cultural program on NHK radio called “Bungei Senpyō,” where amateur poets from throughout Japan send in their verse to be shared and discussed by literary figures. In January of this year, I read about Kinoshita…READ FULL BLOG POST
'The Gods Reside Where the Women Are Respected'
Gender equality taken to extremes ends up erasing the femaleBy Jason Morgan | February 19th 2022 1:36 PM
During a recent academic conference, one of the speakers dazzled the audience—or me, at least—by suddenly switching from perfect English to what sounded like perfect Sanskrit. Without missing a beat, he then interpreted the short Sanskrit phrase he had uttered: “The gods reside where the women are respected.”
It appears…READ FULL BLOG POST
The Longest War
The end of Roe v. Wade will entail a nationwide reconciliation effortBy Jason Morgan | January 24th 2022 3:50 PM
As coverage of the March for Life 2022 winds down, I reflect that the mood in the pro-life movement seems very different now than ever before. I never attended the March for Life in Washington. But one year I did attend the smaller March for Life in Chicago. I remember…READ FULL BLOG POST
'Good Wife, Wise Mother'
A 'ryosai kenbo' is a treasure, a true boon to a man and a householdBy Jason Morgan | November 10th 2021 4:22 PM
Shimoda Utako is probably not a household name in America. She isn’t very well known in Japan, either, although Japan is the land of her birth. This has not always been the case, though. Shimoda Utako was famous more than a hundred years ago as a model woman of Meiji…READ FULL BLOG POST
An American One-Child Policy?
A recent Senate confirmation hearing tested tolerance for hardline population controlBy Jason Morgan | October 5th 2021 1:40 PM
On September 30, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed Tracy Stone-Manning as the new director of the Bureau of Land Management (WashingtonTimes.com, Sept. 30). Choosing someone to fill the Bureau of Land Management director position is not normally cause for a national furor, but this time was different. In a…READ FULL BLOG POST