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Cultural Counterpoint by Jason M. Morgan

Is Human Life “Sacred”? A Taidan with Kevin Doak

OUR BODIES AND LIVES ARE MEANT TO SERVE THE KINGDOM

Jason M. Morgan

October 2021

Our bodies and our lives are tools at the service of the Kingdom, to be sacrificed if necessary, in imitation of Christ, for a higher good.

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World on FIRE

WHERE MONEY IS TIME & WALL STREET IS PROVIDENCE

Jason M. Morgan

July-August 2021

The FIRE strategy -- which stands for financial independence, retire early -- doesn’t alter the debt-peonage economy; it just carves out exceptions for a select few.

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All the World Is Staged

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

May 2021

Most of us probably spend more time each day looking at screens than at anything, or anyone, else. Our thinking is curdled out of online scenarios.

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Sons of Liberty, Sons of Anarchy

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

October 2020

We Americans are a revolutionary people. Our homegrown hooligans are convinced of the purity of their motives and their righteousness.

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The Golden Age of Quackery

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

May 2020

The West's turning away from Faith and the sacraments has opened a void we now try to fill with whatever hucksters come up with next.

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Unmasking the Executioner

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

March 2020

I contend that the state in 2020 has been so corrupted by institutionalized murder that it has no authority to carry out executions of anyone.

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Conservatism: The God That Failed

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

December 2019

Conservatism claims to respect the Church, to have regard for God, but it reduces the Church and remolds God as a supporting figure.

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Denizens of a Pale Blue Dust Mote

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

July-August 2019

Carl Sagan’s immanent nihilism is premised on the seemingly conflicting notions that mankind is nothing and yet everything, simultaneously.

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“Raising Awareness”: Reducing Philanthropy to Vanity

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

May 2019

There is something very particularly American about "raising awareness": it is democratic, in seeking to sway public opinion; it is optimistic; it is evangelical and yet post-Christian.

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By the Lakes of Babylon

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

March 2019

Fr. Hesburgh proved to be a perfect avatar for the Notre Dame he created: an endorser of some kind of vaguely conceived “natural religion.”

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The Great Awokening: The Puritan Roots of the Social Justice Warrior

Jason M. Morgan

January-February 2019

Social Justice Warriors behave like cult members. They are little Cromwells who demand Robespierre-level ideological purity of every single person.

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Finding Security Behind Closed Doors

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

December 2018

The sexbot is a tool that uses us and mocks our weakness. It is a vision of Hell: inhuman, ruthless, mendacious, comfortless, and cold.

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Emblem of an Exhausted Era

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

October 2018

"Novitiate" is a film to be expected at the bitter, burnt-out end of the sexual revolution. It is not so much a movie as a cry for help.

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