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272 pages, Hardcover
First published May 14, 2019
Humanism precedes liberalism. Connection comes before action. A readiness for self-inspection precedes an effort at self-improvement, and a confidence in our neighbors precedes faith in citizenship.
The leftist or radical view is that freedom of speech is less foundational than the right to protect difference, the right not to feel threatened or aggrieved or set upon, and the right not to have to tolerate intolerable views.
Kids are taught in progressive schools that all gender is fluid and constructed—except for that of transgender kids, which is an absolute and essential feature, locked in early, never to be questioned.
In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, what's the difference between the Chicken and the Pig? The Chicken is involved, but the Pig is committed. (hat tip to Wikipedia)Even before the pandemic, I didn't get out a lot, so I can't tell if this metaphor, in its various incarnations, is merely well-worn or has crossed over into cliché. (Wikipedia tells me that cartoonist Scott Adams was already ridiculing this story in 2008.)